Paul Merson raised Raphinha to fears Arsenal’s transfer could ‘ruin’ the Gunners’ season – Blessing Sports News

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Arsenal are in dire need of reinforcements this month after losing Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Arsenal hero Paul Merson says Barcelona star Raphinha could ruin the Gunners’ season if he moves to the Emirates Stadium and ends up earning more than any other player. Arsenal are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League having won 15 of their 18 games this season but failed to land Ukraine international Mykhaylo Mudryk after their move for the winger was hijacked by Chelsea.

“They need to regroup,” Merson said. “Surely they have a few other players in the pipeline, surely they haven’t put all their eggs in one basket. I think they probably chose Raphinha in Barcelona, they have to finish their books.

“He (Mudryk) might earn more money at Chelsea. If Arsenal then went, ‘wait a minute, we’ll give you that salary,’ how do you think all the players would react? It’s a fun locker room at the moment, and [if] you give another player £200k or £300k it makes the locker room – players start to get nervous.

“And you better [off] not rock the boat. These opportunities [to win the league] don’t come around too often and you have to take advantage of these moments. You don’t want to spoil it.”

Arsenal are rumored to be signing Raphinha from Barcelona

Arsenal were interested in signing Raphinha last summer when he was still trading for Leeds. But the 26-year-old opted to move to Barcelona after the Catalan giants splashed out £55m to land him a gift from Elland Road.

However, Raphinha has failed to find form in Spain, and has only started seven of Barcelona’s 16 La Liga games. And Barca could decide to cash in on their star while there is still plenty of demand for him.

Arsenal are in dire need of reinforcements this month after losing Mykhaylo Mudryk

Raphinha was part of Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar and started four of his country’s five matches as his team reached the quarter-finals before losing to Croatia. And the ace has shown his talent in the Premier League after starring for Leeds for two seasons.

Arsenal have made a number of signings over the past 18 months, with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Martin Odegaard all moving to north London in the summer of 2021, before Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Oleksandr Zinchenko joined the club last summer. . And their signings have borne fruit, with Arsenal now regarded as favorites to win the Premier League title after amassing an incredible 47 points before half-time.

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