Arsenal have entered a three-way battle with Manchester United and Newcastle United to sign Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic in January, The Daily Mail report.
The Gunners are eyeing a new wide player during the winter transfer window and it was claimed yesterday that the club are confident of landing Mykhaylo Mudryk for £40 million plus add-ons.
The Shakhtar Donetsk winger has been the club’s preferred target for some time, but it is now reported that the Gunners could turn their attention to landing Pulisic from London rivals Chelsea.
The United States international has been largely out-of-favour with the Blues. He will enter the final 18 months of his contract in January and it is claimed that he could be sold for £35 million.
The Gunners could face competition from the Red Devils and Magpies for the forward.
Pulisic would be a good signing
Pulisic had an impressive debut season at Chelsea in 2019/2020 with 21 goal involvements. He has not replicated the feat since due to injuries and competition for places.
Despite this, the 24-year-old has plenty of potential in him and could excel with the right guidance. He has been a shining light for the United States at the World Cup in Qatar.
In our view, he would be a better acquisition than Mudryk with his vast Premier League experience.
He is also more versatile and can play anywhere in the attack. In comparison, Mudryk is pre-dominantly a left-sided winger and has not been successful in any other position.
The big question remains whether Chelsea would be willing to do business with Arsenal, United or Newcastle, considering all of them are in the hunt for Champions League football.
The Gunners are in a strong position to return to the European competition after six years. The Blues may not want to strengthen their rivals in January by selling Pulisic to one of them.