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Arsenal looking at Sao Paulo star Brenner to solve woes despite £45m release clause

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Arsenal looking at Sao Paulo star Brenner to solve woes despite £45m release clause

Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Sao Paulo star Brenner ahead of the January transfer window.

Mikel Arteta’s side have struggled in front of goal this season, scoring just nine times in their first eight Premier League matches.

It has left the Gunners in 11th going into the international break, having already tasted defeat on four occasions.

Arteta may focus on strengthening his attack come January given the relatively poor start to the season.

And Calcio Mercato claim that Arsenal are interested in signing young Brazilian striker Brenner.

The 20-year-old has scored 15 goals and assisted a further three in just 25 games this season, netting every 94 minutes.

European giants including Juventus, PSG and AC Milan are also believed to be interested though Brenner will not come cheap.

He has a release clause of £45m though Sao Paulo could reportedly be willing to drop the price next summer, should clubs be willing to wait.

Arsenal were beaten 3-0 at home by Aston Villa at the weekend, with Arteta admitting his side need to be better at creating chances.

The boss said: “That is something we have to improve on, to create as well.

Arsenal looking at Sao Paulo star Brenner to solve woes despite £45m release clause

Arsenal looking at Sao Paulo star Brenner to solve woes despite £45m release clause

We need to be more ruthless, but again I wouldn’t like to [point at] anybody – today wasn’t about that, it was about how we went about the job and who we were as a team and what we were transmitting as a team.

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“I didn’t like it from the first whistle, we conceded on a mistake and got away with the goal on VAR and afterwards it was just not good enough.

A team function is a collective thing that we have to do more. We certainly are getting in some situations, but the end product is something we have to improve and about the position and his [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s] movement and where we can find him, of course we can talk about is this the right or wrong place for him, but when things were working and he was scoring that debate wasn’t there.”

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