Date: 23rd December 2020 at 12:00pm
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Arsenal have the chance to sign Real Madrid duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior, according to Spanish outlet El Confidencial.

The Spanish publication is claiming both players have been put up for sale by the La Liga champions after failing to impress Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez.

Both players joined the club from their native Brazil for a combined fee of €100m over the course of the last few years. Arsenal have retained an interest in the pair more recently.

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Would the duo vastly improve the Gunners? Well, it’s difficult to assess due to the different natures of the Spanish top-flight compared to its English counterpart. The two players have struggled for the reigning Spanish champions this season starting a combined 11 league games (three for Rodrygo and eight for Vinicius).

However, both Vinicius and Rodrygo have masses amount of time on their hands being just 20 and 19-years-old. It gives Mikel Arteta optimal time to shape their playing styles in his mould as he has done with the likes of Reiss Nelson, who has gone from strength under the Spaniard’s stewardship.

Both players prove to be great technicians on the ball, a key component to be able to play under the former Manchester City coach. Whilst Vinicius 1.3 key passes per game, Rodrygo already has four assists in just three league starts. It’s not just their on the ball ability which is proving to be successful with both players doing their fair share of work in defensive areas.

However, would Arsenal require two wingers? The club are already stacked with right-wingers with Nicolas Pepe, Willian and Nelson all providing Arteta with options. It makes Rodrygo a bit of a lesser option.

Meanwhile, there is a stark lack of left-wingers with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having been forced to play out of position for the majority of this calendar year. It makes a move for Vinicius wholly realistic and at his age and with his ability, a shrewd one.

In other news, Kevin Campbell has urged on young gun to leave the club.