Manchester United Midfielder Considering Joining Arsenal

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Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is currently considering an offer from Arsenal amongst other clubs, according to reports from Brazil. 

The news has been picked up by several English outlets already, with The Sun claiming Pereira could make a decision on his future within the next few days. West Ham and Everton are also said to be interested in the versatile 22-year-old midfielder.

Pereira’s deal at Manchester United expires at the end of the season and with his game time heavily limited at the club currently, he is said to be considering his options.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival in Manchester may yet change the situation though. The Norweigan is giving chances to players Mourinho had previously turned his nose up at, so Pereira could yet have an opportunity to extend his time at the club. So far though, he has managed just two Premier League starts this season, despite a successful loan spell in Valencia last season.

Pereira is capable of playing as either a winger or an attacking midfielder, Arsenal are currently lacking wide players, but fans would probably prefer a player of a higher calibre, though Pereira clearly has untapped potential.

Personally I think Arsenal should be targeting a wide forward that plays with more directness than Pereira, someone like Cristian Pavon and Nicolas Pepe, players capable of providing goals and assists regularly.

With Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey in and out of the team and their long term futures up in the air, Arsenal are being linked with a host of midfielders including Pereira and Ever Banega. Time will tell who comes in.