Arsenal urged to make move for Leeds winger Raphinha: “He’s up for a fight”

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Arsenal have been urged to continue their summer transfer business by moving for Leeds winger Raphinha.

The Gunners’ first major signing of the window has been confirmed, with Fabio Vieira arriving from Porto, while Brazilian teenager Marquinhos has also joined the club.

Mikel Arteta is still looking to add a striker and a midfielder to his squad in the coming weeks, with Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans both on the shortlist for what looks set to be a busy summer of activity in north London.

Vieira will provide a creative option in midfield and also cover for Bukayo Saka on the right wing, but Arsenal have been encouraged to sign another winger by former player Jack Wilshere.

He believes that Raphinha, who looks likely to leave Leeds this window with Barcelona and the Gunners among the clubs interested, would be a strong addition to the Arsenal squad and would need no time to settle in at the Emirates.

“For someone who’s only been in England for two years, he’s got a lot of experience,” Wilshere told talkSPORT.

“He came to England and just clicked straight away. He was in a relegation battle last year so he knows he’s up for a fight.

“I think he’d be a good one for Arsenal. He’ll be expensive, of course he will.”

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