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Report: Mikel Arteta is a massive fan of 23-year-old, he could be Arsenal’s alternative to Brazilian

According to Football London, Mikel Arteta is personally a huge fan of Cody Gakpo as links to Arsenal continue. The Dutch winger has long been…

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According to Football London, Mikel Arteta is personally a huge fan of Cody Gakpo as links to Arsenal continue.

The Dutch winger has long been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, and now it looks as though the Gunners’ interest in the attacker is heating up.

Indeed, it’s now being reported that Arteta is personally a fan of Gakpo and the Gunners may well look towards the 23-year-old as an alternative to Raphinha after their bid for the Brazilian earlier this summer failed.

Gakpo would certainly be an exciting addition to this Arsenal squad if Edu can figure out a way to strike a deal.

The attacker won the Eredivisie Player of the Year award last term, and it’s fair to say that he was good value for his triumph.

In just 22 league starts last season, Gakpo netted 12 goals and grabbed 13 assists, so it’s no surprise to hear that Arteta is a fan.

At the age of just 23, he has so much room to improve, and he’d fit in brilliantly within Arsenal’s current exciting young core.

Gakpo can play off of either flank, and while the Arsenal squad is currently crammed full of talented young wingers, there’s reason to believe that Gakpo could make a spot in the starting XI his own.

Whether or not Arsenal actually get this move done remains to be seen, but with Arteta reportedly being a fan, don’t be too shocked if the London club bid for the youngster this summer.

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