Arsenal consider summer Kenedy swoop

According to ESPN FC, Arsenal have joined the race for Chelsea attacker Kenedy, and could move for the Brazilian in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Kenedy joined Newcastle United on loan in January after finding himself out of favour under Antonio Conte at Chelsea in the first half of the 2017-18 campaign.

The versatile attacker has been in fine form for the Magpies – managing two goals and two assists in eight Premier League appearances since his arrival.

It has been reported that Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have both asked to be informed if Chelsea decide to sell Kenedy this summer, and according to ESPN FC, Arsenal are also closely monitoring developments as the Gunners consider a move.

It would be quite something if Chelsea allowed the 22-year-old to join their London rivals this summer, but it has been claimed on a number of occasions that the Blues will be open to permanent offers at the end of the current season.

Would Kenedy fit in at Arsenal?

The Brazilian, who is valued at £6.3m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has only actually managed three goals in his 27 appearances for Chelsea since making the move to Stamford Bridge from Brazilian side Fluminense in 2015.

The fact that Kenedy can play in a number of different positions made it difficult for him to secure a regular spot with the Blues, but it is that versatility that makes the attacker an attractive proposition for Arsenal.

Indeed, Kenedy has shown at Newcastle that with regular minutes, and the confidence of the manager, he is capable of producing excellent performances at Premier League level.

Arsenal are in need of some fresh blood this summer, with the likes of Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi consistently struggling to impress in the forward positions.

Chelsea would be extremely naive to sell the former Brazil Under-23 international to a Premier League rival this summer according to their fans, and Arsenal would be getting a passionate and indeed impressive winger if they managed to pull off the deal.