Shaktar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Brazilian midfielder Jadson.
He also hinted that a deal between the two clubs had been agreed saying the transfer was dependent on the player himself.
“I can confirm Jadson is wanted by Arsenal,” said Lucescu. “Now it all depends on him.”
The 27 year old has been playing for Shaktar since 2005 and is described by Arsenal Brasil as similar in style to Tomas Rosicky.
Arsenal fans urged Arsene Wenger to spend the money available to him during yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle, a game in which Arsenal lacked the creative edge from midfield that the departing Cesc Fabregas so often provided.
And with Alex Song likely to face suspension for treading on Joey Barton Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby injured, the Gunners could definitely use some reinforcement in midfield.