Arsenal 'bidding hard' for the next Lionel Messi to solve goalscoring woes: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the English Premier League football match between Luton Town and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road in Luton, north of London on December 5, 2023.
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Arsenal are looking to find the long-term solution to their goalscoring woes with the signing of a Brazilian wonderkid who is seen as the next Lionel Messi.

Mikel Arteta already has one of Brazil's most recognised strikers, Gabriel Jesus, in his squad but the Spaniard has grown increasingly frustrated at his side's lack of ruthlessness in front of goal. 

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Ben Fleming
Freelance writer

Ben began working as a freelance sports journalist having completed his NCTJ at News Associates, London. Alongside his work for FFT, he also works for The Independent, Metro, Golf Monthly, UEFA and Stats Perform.