Arsenal make ‘significant progress’ over Yannick Carrasco signing

Ross Houston
January 11, 2019

Aside from that, the Belgian global has raw pace, which makes him a threat on the counter while his ability to play quick passes in the final third certainly tunes in well with Arsenal's high-tempo game in attack.

And if we consider Mesut Ozil's dismal campaign, it goes without saying that Arsenal are in desperate need of some attacking reinforcements this January and Ferreira Carrasco seems like a smart choice.

According to Sky Sports Italia (via Mirror), Arsenal have been tipped as favourites to land Dalian Yifang attacker Yannick Ferreira Carrasco.

Carrasco left Atletico Madrid in February of past year to make a move Chinese side Dalian Yifang, but it's looking increasingly likely that he'll be moving away from China less than 12 months after arriving in the country.

The Belgian winger was previously linked with a move to Manchester United, as the Old Trafford side pushed to bring Carrasco back to Europe.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reported to have urged the club to raise the cash to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona.

However, according to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur (via Daily Mail), Yannick Carrasco has been offered to Arsenal.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi are overburdened with the duty on the wings at the moment, and while Mkhitaryan is out with injury, Iwobi has been inconsistent throughout the season.

Barcelona's Denis Suarez, who worked with Emery at Sevilla, is believed to be closing in on a move and Carrasco could follow quickly.

German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and the Italian trio of AC Milan, AS Roma and Inter Milan were also interested in the 28-year-old.

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