Arsenal and Arteta Advised Against Chelsea's Christian Pulisic by Former Player

Arsenal and Arteta Advised Against Chelsea's Christian Pulisic by Former Player

  • Arsenal are looking to strengthen their attack in January with new signings
  • Mykhaylo Mudryk and Christian Pulisic are being considered by the Gunners
  • Both players are likely to depart their respective football clubs early next year

Arsenal will be in the market for an attacking acquisition in the January transfer window, with Shakhtar Donetsk's Mykhaylo Mudryk and Chelsea's Christian Pulisic on their list.

The Ukrainian side will hope to cash out on their prized youngster, while Pulisic has become surplus to requirements at the Blues.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been advised against signing Christian Pulisic from Chelsea. Photos by Harriet Lander/Brad Smith.
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Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell has now advised the Gunners to look away from Pulisic and instead go after the Ukrainian when the transfer window opens.

The Premier League side will have to shatter their transfer fee record of £72m paid for Nicolas Pepe if they are to sign Mudryk, who is valued at £85m, according to 90min.

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Pulisic not good for Arsenal

Campbell's insistence against Pulisic has nothing to do with the American's ability, but he believes the Ukrainian better fits the profile of what Arteta needs in the squad.

However, Campbell still praised Pulisic's abilities and what he has achieved at Chelsea, while speaking to Highbury Squad as quoted by Football London:

''It depends if [Pulisic] fits their profile. I think he is a good player, but he wasn’t a starter at Chelsea. He was a bit-part player and wasn’t the difference-maker. The bottom line is, does he fit their profile? That’s the big key. Mudryk fits the profile.'' he said.
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Arsenal have been advised to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk instead of Christian Pulisic. Photo by Ross MacDonald.
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Saka important to Arsenal's ambition

Sports Brief earlier reported on Arteta being pleased with Gareth Southgate over his decision to give a much needed rest to Bukayo Saka, for England's game against Wales.

Arteta made a rallying cry to national team managers who have his players in their team to protect them, as Arsenal continue their title challenge after the World Cup.

The Gunners will fight to keep Saka at Emirates for long, although Pep Guardiola is said to be interested in bringing the 21-year-old to Manchester City.

Source: Sports Brief News