Arsenal on alert as 24-year-old Brazilian target urged to join direct rivals

November 1, 2017

Former Arsenal star  Robert Pires has predicted that Monaco midfielder, Fabinho will sign for Manchester United in January or after the end of the current campaign.

The Brazilian midfielder has impressed across his three campaign at Monaco, and he has been strongly linked with a switch to Premier League in the summer transfer window. However, the deal has never been materialised.

It’s believed that Manchester United and Arsenal have both expressed an interest in the 24-year-old midfielder and former Gunners playmaker Robert Pires has suggested that Brazilian midfielder will snub interest from Arsenal and sign for the Red Devils in the nearby future.

Asked about the possibility of Man United landing Fabinho, Pires told Bwin: ‘I think this could happen in January, or next summer.

‘Manchester City could also be interested but they’ve got Fernandinho at the moment, who is playing very well.’

The Gunners have made a £90million approach for Fabinho’s team-mate Thomas Lemar, and Pires thinks that Arsenal have missed their chance to lure Frenchman at Emirates Stadium.

He said: ‘Arsene [Wenger] tried to buy Lemar and tried very hard, but I don’t think the move will happen now.

‘I don’t think he’s worth £90m; it’s too much, the market is crazy. ‘What would Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho be worth now!