Andreas Pereira to Arsenal: The Gunners are preparing a move for Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.
Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League table. They secured three points on their trip to Vitality Stadium as they won 2-1 against Bournemouth.
The Gunners returned to winning ways after three successive draw games in the Premier League.
Unai Emery’s side remains 5th in the league table, but is now only one point behind Chelsea, who faced a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner for Arsenal, as the striker bagged his 8th league goal of the season. The Gabon forward is currently the joint top-scorer of the league alongside Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are also taking significant steps in the transfer market. Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi earlier stated that the club’s transfer policy for January could be altered after injury to Danny Welbeck.
Andreas Pereira to Arsenal:
Varois reports in England claim that Arsenal will be making a move for the out-of-favour Manchester United star. The Brazilian footballer showed promises of being one of the mainstays at Old Trafford, but hasn’t been given chances in the new season.
As per an exclusive from the Mirror, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing Andreas Pereira with Man Utd ready to sell.
— LTArsenal™️ (@ltarsenal) November 24, 2018
After spending his first two seasons in Mourinho’s reign at loan outside England, Andreas Pereira was retained in the squad, but made only two starts in the season so far. He also received a national call-up with Brazil after he made a positive impact in the beginning of the season, but has been sidelined since.
Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira is not expected to remain at the club next year. His contract expires in 2019, and as a result he has attracted the interest of Arsenal, Chelsea, PSG, as well as other European clubs. [@UOLEsporte] #AFC pic.twitter.com/akFYMmLLEJ
— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) November 26, 2018
The midfielder last made an appearance for Manchester United more than a month ago, when he came on a substitute for Anthony Martial in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.
However, Arsenal are not the only one preparing a move for the midfielder. According to UOL esporte, a Brazilian media outlet, Andreas Pereira has offers from Chelsea and PSG as well.
Arsenal have been linked with a January cut price deal for United's Andreas Pereira, who could be available for as little as £10m.
— Dean (@ArsenalNexus) November 26, 2018
Andreas Pereira is not the first Manchester United midfielder who Arsenal have been linked with. In the past, Arsenal were reported to be keen on Juan Mata.
Nothing sums up Jose Mourinho like the Andreas Pereira saga:
•AP goes out on loan — Jose criticises his mindset/says he was unwilling to fight for a spot
•Praises him all preseason
•Sublime vs. Leicester
•One bad game vs Spurs — dropped for the rest of the season#MUFC pic.twitter.com/EzGmk4icJg
— ☈🇾🇪 (@UtdRobbo) November 20, 2018
The contracts of both the midfielders will expire at the end of the season. While reports suggest that Mata might sign a new contract soon, it looks unlikely in the case of the Brazilian midfielder.