Arsenal are on the top of Premier League and looking to snatch Joao Felix

After years of disappointing results and missing the Premier League title since the 2003-04 season, Arsenal are now back on the top now and looking to strengthen their squad.

The improvement has come under Mikel Arteta, who joined the club as head coach in 2019 with his title changed to manager in 2020.

And he is now eyeing Joao Felix – the Portuguese star forward who plays currently plays for Atletico Madrid in La Liga as he is really likes him.

Felix, 23, had been part of Fernando Santos’ squad at the World Cup in Qatar, until the side’s 1-0 quarter-final defeat to Morocco.

In this connection, Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone talked about his future. “I hope we can give Joao some serenity, joy to show what he learned at the World Cup — he’s important. I only focus on Atleti to win. Our CEO’s words on Joao’s future? Whatever has to happen, will happen. Here no one is untouchable.”

It is said that Arsenal are one of the clubs actively in talks to try and bring the Portuguese forward to the club in the winter transfer window, alongside teams such as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, it is claimed that the La Liga side could demand a fee of up to £120m for the attacker’s services this summer, suggesting that any move for the 23-year-old will not come cheap.

Obviously, Felix would be a very good addition to any frontline. But Arsenal will have to identify how much they are willing to pay for the forward.

Despite suffering a disappointing exit in the quarter-finals at the hands of Morocco at the World Cup, Felix put in an impressive showing on the world’s biggest stage for his nation.

The forward scored one goal and provided two assists in four appearances in Qatar, showing he is capable of providing a relatively consistent goal output when required.

With striker Gabriel Jesus likely being ruled out for the majority of the second half of the campaign through an injury picked up at the World Cup, Arteta may look to Felix as somebody who can provide versatility across that frontline for the remainder of the campaign.

Although Arsenal hasn’t won the Premier League for around two decades and never won the UEFA Champions League – the top club competition not only in Europe but also the world – the north London side is eighth most valuable club in the world, according to the Forbes figures for 2022.

They are also one of the most admired teams in the world with social media often seeing debates on social media, involving their supporters with the likes of those of Liverpool.

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