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Arsenal could stun West Ham in January as report claims Mikel Arteta may now nab £17m attacker
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Arsenal could stun West Ham in January as report claims Mikel Arteta may now nab £17m attacker

Arsenal have entered the race to sign West Ham target Arthur Cabral in January according to a report from Jeunes Footeux.

Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a new striker. FC Basel ace Cabral would have been a great option for us. Arsenal entering the race for the Brazilian’s signature certainly complicates matters though.

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Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is obviously on the look-out for a new striker after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s recent indiscretions.

And with the January transfer window just around the corner, both Arsenal and West Ham seem to be kicking their business into gear.

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The two London clubs are allegedly after the same striker.

Arsenal join West Ham in race for January transfer

According to Jeunes Footeux, the Gunners are keen to bring the red-hot Brazilian hitman to the Emirates in January.

Meanwhile, the Hammers have been linked with a move to sign Cabral for quite some time now by the likes of 4-4-2.CH and Goal.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has been on fire for Basel this season, bagging 27 goals and eight assists in just 30 games in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

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Cabral is energetic, dynamic, has great movement and is an exemplary finisher. The one red flag for West Ham and Arsenal is that he isn’t the fastest.

That may be somewhat of a concern considering how crucial pace is in the Premier League.

Having said that, the 23-year-old is far from slow, so he should have enough about him to succeed in England, taking into account all of the other attributes he possesses. Cabral will cost around £17 million in January according to Swiss publication 4-4-2.CH.

We think that Cabral would be an exceptional addition for either West Ham or Arsenal.

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Whether he will end up at the London Stadium or the Emirates, however, remains to be seen. The Gunners entering the race for the South American attacker will certainly complicate matters for the Hammers at the very least.

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