Flamengoes are ready to welcome the arrival of their new permanent squad at the Emirates Stadium in 2020, the club announced today.
Arsenal have already signed several players from the French side in the past, but they were unable to sign the 22-year-old winger Alexandre Flamenga.
Flamengo is one of the players Arsenal will welcome in 2020 after signing a deal with the French champions in the summer of 2016.
The midfielder has a contract until 2022 with the club, and Arsenal have a €5 million option on his deal.
In addition to Flamengoa, Arsenal have signed several other players to the club’s new deal.
The Gunners have signed left-back Jerome Boateng, centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, left-winger Thiago Silva, midfielder Alexandre Lacazette, midfielder Kevin Kampl, centre forward Mathieu Flamini, centre back Yaya Sanogo and striker Theo Walcott.
The French club has also been linked with the signing of former Arsenal player Olivier Giroud, with the 23-year old’s agent speaking out against the possibility of a move to the Premier League.
“The club has always been interested in Olivier, but it would be a shame to bring him to England,” said Giroud’s agent, Olivier Poudour.
“The only player Arsenal are interested in is Alexandre.
He’s a great player, but Arsenal are very disappointed that the club did not agree to his release.
The club would like to sign him at a reasonable price.”
The club’s decision to bring back the Frenchman, who scored 13 goals in 32 games last season, came after the club was in talks with Arsenal over a deal for the player.
With Arsenal still searching for a new striker, they are now looking to bring in another left-sided option in the form of left-footed left-fellow Lucas Piazon, according to Goal.com.
Piazon joined Flamengoan’s former club in the January transfer window, and the former Villarreal player has played 90 minutes in two of the club the club have won two league titles, including a run to the Europa League quarter-finals last season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s other transfer targets this summer are a move for winger Yaya Navas and midfielder Thomas Vermas, Goal reports.
Navas joined Flamenoa from Villarbalao in the offseason, and is currently with French side Bordeaux.
Vermas is currently at Barcelona, where he has scored nine goals in 26 league games for the Catalans this season.