Arsenal concede defeat to a misfit who made the manager “very angry” and is expected to be sold.
According to the report frfom dailystar.co, Arsenal transfer director Edu has been red-faced as clby seemingly plan to offload Brazilian winger Marquinhos after a disappointing loan spell at Nantes.
The North London Giants had signed the 20-year old-from Sao Paulo for £3million in 2022, but he has struggled to make an impact. Arsenal’s stance on Marquinhos has taken a significant turn, especially considering their previous pursuit of the young player had left former Sao Paolo head coach Rogerio Ceni ‘very angry’, according to a report from Bolavip (via the Mirror).
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The report have it that the player is now set to join Brazilian side Fluminense on loan before the close of the Brazilian transfer window. It is understood that the agreement will include an option for the deal to be made permanent if everyone is in agreement.
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Since Edu left his role as technical director of the Brazil national team, has been instrumental in Arsenal’s revival under Arteta and has played a key role in the club’s transfer dealings. But the deal for Marquinhos has not gone to plan.
Arsenal had high hopes that Marquinhos could follow in the footsteps of Gabriel Martinelli, who was also discovered in Brazilian football as a teenager. He has since become one of the Premier League’s most lethal forwards and a crucial player for Arsenal.
“At 19, he is still very young, so he is a player for the future. We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, making his new home, and continuing to grow and develop with us.”
However, he has not had the desired impact at Arsenal since his arrival at the Emirates. In total he has made just six appearances for the club in all competitions, with only one of those coming in the Premier League.