Arsenal set to intensify efforts to clinch the transfer of Athletico Paranaense midfielder

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Arsenal are reportedly set to intensify attempts to clinch the transfer of Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this week.

The youngster seems a big prospect after shining in his native Brazil, and it looks he could soon be snapped up by the Gunners in a bid to strengthen one of several areas of weakness in their squad.

This is according to Goal, who claim the Gunners are looking set to step up their bid to sign Guimaraes this January, notwithstanding initially being prepared to wait to sign him in the summer.

The 22-year-old midfielder could end up being a superb buy if the north London giants do manage to get him in, with manager Mikel Arteta seeming in need of upgrades on players like Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka after unconvincing campaigns.

Arsenal supporters are perhaps unlikely to know a vast amount about Bruno Guimaraes, who is clearly not the biggest name in world football just yet.

Still, the club has had some success in finding young talent in recent times, having done particularly well in also poaching another Brazilian star in the form of Gabriel Martinelli in the summer.

The 18-year-old striker has got off to a great start with Arsenal, so there’s every possibility Bruno Guimaraes is another top talent who could do the same.