Arsenal join Joao Felix transfer race as Mikel Arteta targets Atletico Madrid striker to fill Gabriel Jesus injury gap

ARSENAL have joined the race to sign Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix with Mikel Arteta desperate to fill the void left by Gabriel Jesus’ injury.

The Gunners are still FIVE points clear at the top of the Prem, but they were dealt a huge blow last week when Jesus got injured playing for Brazil.

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The former Manchester City frontman has since undergone surgery and is facing up to three months on the sidelines.

He’ll miss a large chunk of the season and will need replacing if Arteta‘s men don’t want their title hopes to fade quickly.

Therefore, Spanish outlet AS claim they’re keen on signing Felix.

The 23-year-old impressed for Portugal at the World Cup, chipping in with one goal and two assists in four matches.

But the forward is facing an uncertain situation at Atletico Madrid.

That’s because owner Gil Marin has already hinted that he could be sold.

He said: “The relationship between the coach and him is not good, nor is his motivation.

“The most reasonable thing is to think about his departure, although I would love him to stay. But it is not his will.”


Felix became the world’s fourth-most expensive player when he joined from Benfica for £113m back in 2019.

But the Portugal international has failed to live up to expectations in the Spanish capital.

Although a switch to the Emirates could provide him with an opportunity to get his career back on track.

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