FERRAN TORRES is being considered by Arsenal as a replacement for crocked ace Gabriel Jesus, reports suggest.
Brazilian Jesus is set to be sidelined for up to three months after undergoing knee surgery.
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And this has left Eddie Nketiah as the club’s only recognised striker, leading them to accelerate their transfer plans into January.
Arteta wanted Torres in the summer too, and would have landed his man were it not for a late veto from Barcelona boss Xavi.
Arsenal submitted a late bid for the Spaniard worth around £26million – a price Barcelona’s board accepted.
Torres’ versatility is a desirable quality and it would allow him to fit anywhere in Arsenal’s attack.
Much of the style Arsenal employ is similar to Arteta’s previous boss Pep Guardiola’s own philosophy and style.
In the season and a half Torres was in Manchester, he had some strong displays all across the front three.
In the end, his City record ended with 20 goal contributions in 43 games.
While he did seal a dream move to Barcelona in January of this year, the move has turned sour.
Torres has scored just 12 times in 44 games for the Blaugrana and they are now prepared to let him leave just one year after his transfer to the club.