Arsenal is reportedly interested in signing Richarlison, according to Fichajes. Despite his age, the Everton striker is highly regarded by manager Mikel Arteta, who is already on the lookout for a new striker to possibly replace the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the next season.
Richarlison is a good match for the position, having achieved tremendous success since joining the Premier League in the summer of 2017. The teenage attacker first established his name at Watford, where he was involved in 10 goals during the 2017/18 season, before winning a transfer to Everton.
Since then, the Brazilian has progressed to become one of the most in-demand attackers in the English Premier League. With Everton over the last three and a half years, the forward has appeared in 129 competitive matches and has scored 45 goals while providing 11 assists.
However, although his statistics may not seem especially spectacular, the energy and aggressiveness that Richarlison brings to the table have made him such a tempting target for Arsenal. The 24-year-old is a brave striker who enjoys getting into tackles and making life tough for opponents. He is a classic Premier League attacker who thrives in the fast-paced environment of the Premier League.
Arsenal is in search of a new striker next season
As a result, he has emerged as a long-term alternative for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal. The Gabonese international has struggled to adjust to life under Arteta in recent months. Moreover, with just four Premier League goals to his name this season, he might be on his way out of the Emirates sooner rather than later. It is already being speculated that the former Borussia Dortmund star might be going to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Arsenal is poised to lose both Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in addition to Aubameyang. The Frenchman’s current contract at the Emirates Stadium ends at the end of the season, and he has been courted by several big European teams, including Juventus, among others, in recent months.
Arsenal will face stiff competition from other clubs
However, while the Brazilian international may not be the most productive attacker in Europe, his presence in the starting lineup, combined with the creativity of players such as Bukayo Saka, Matteo Odegaard, and Emil Smith Rowe, could give Arsenal’s frontline a new lease on life in the coming season.
However, Arsenal is expected to face heavy competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid to pursue Richarlison in the summer transfer window next year. After working under Carlo Ancelotti last season, it will be intriguing to see what the future holds for the Everton striker next season. Los Blancos, in particular, will be interested in acquiring the services of the gifted forward.
If they go, Arsenal may open the door to bankroll a deal for a top target such as Richarlison next season, as Arteta prepares for a possible makeover in the attacking department.