Journalist says Arsenal will look at the 23-year-old ‘if they don’t get Raphinha’

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speaking about his Youtube channelExpress journalist Ryan Taylor has mentioned Cody Gakpo as a possible option for Arsenal if they fail to land Raphinha.

Interestingly, Leeds United have been heavily linked with Gakpo as a potential replacement for Raphinha in recent weeks, but now Arsenal could opt for him as an alternative for the Brazilian with the winger likely to move to either Chelsea or Barcelona.

Taylor went through some of Leeds’ goals and mentioned that Gakpo is an option for the Gunners.

what was said

Taylor spoke about some of Leeds’ options and Arsenal’s interest in Gakpo.

“Leeds are obviously already looking for reinforcements. Club Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere is one of their top attacking targets but he’s more of a No10, Otavio from Porto is also of interest. I think an offer was turned down for him by the Portuguese giants,” said Taylor.

“Cody Gakpo, he’s another player Arsenal will be looking at if they don’t get Raphinha, he’s a player they’ve had requests for, same for Tottenham.”

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Decent alternative

Gakpo would be a great alternative to Raphinha if Arsenal don’t sign the Brazilian.

There’s a reason Leeds United view the attacker as a potential replacement for the former Rennes man, he’s been a star in the Netherlands this season.

Gakpo was named Eredivisie Player of the Year after a stellar season in which he recorded 12 goals and 13 assists in just 27 games, and at just 23 he still has so much room for improvement.

Raphinha might come away from Arsenal but if the Gunners sign Gakpo they won’t kick their ass too much for missing out on the South American.

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