Arsenal is reportedly considering an audacious move for Napoli and Georgia’s rising star, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The 22-year-old winger took the Serie A by storm last season, amassing an impressive 14 goals and 17 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions, becoming a pivotal part of Napoli’s title-winning campaign.
Kvaratskhelia’s flair and creativity caught the attention of clubs across Europe, with Newcastle United and Manchester City previously linked with the talented attacker. However, Arsenal has now emerged as a contender for his signature, hoping to lure him to the Emirates Stadium for the upcoming season.
The Georgian’s stunning performances saw him secure multiple individual accolades, including the Serie A MVP and Young Player of the Season in the Champions League. His ability to create goals was unparalleled in Italy, leading the league in assists with an impressive tally of 13.
While Kvaratskhelia’s contract with Napoli extends until 2027, Arsenal believes they might have a chance to secure the Georgian star’s services. The Gunners enjoy a positive relationship with Napoli’s new sporting director Mauro Meluso, who had previously recommended the signing of Jakub Kiwior from Spezia in January.
Arsenal’s ambition is further fueled by the potential likelihood of Victor Osimhen, another Napoli standout, staying with the Italian champions. The Gunners have seen their previous advances for Kvaratskhelia rejected, but they remain hopeful of striking a deal to bolster their attacking options.
However, for any move to materialize, Arsenal might need to offload some players first, given their recent big-money signings. The club’s attention is now turning towards potential outgoings as they aim to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season.
Arteta’s side already boasts an array of talent on the wings, including the likes of Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Marquinhos. Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira can also provide cover on the flanks, adding to Arsenal’s depth in the wide areas.
As the transfer window approaches its climax, Arsenal fans eagerly await developments surrounding Kvaratskhelia and the potential reshaping of their squad. With the Emirates Cup on the horizon and the Community Shield fixture against Manchester City on August 6, the Gunners’ pre-season preparations are in full swing as they seek to make a big statement ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Stay tuned for the exciting twists and turns of the summer transfer market!