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Arsenal Plotting A Move For 22 Y/O Chelsea Wantaway: Good Fit For Wenger’s Plans?

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Bishwaraj Bhattacharyya
Former athlete. Now a journalist hoping to cover football no matter the league or country.

Fresh reports state that Chelsea winger, who is currently playing at Newcastle United on loan, Kenedy has caught the attention of Arsenal and a spree of European clubs. The Brazilian is currently serving a loan spell with the Magpies and has impressed many with the ball under his feet.

Rafael Benitez and side were flirting with the relegation spots earlier in the campaign but ever since the January arrivals, the Tyneside has pushed ahead towards the 10th spot of the points table, 10 points clear from the bottom three. Martin Dubravka has already taken up the first team spot in between the sticks and Kenedy the left wing.

The Brazilian has found his feet at St James’ Park and has been showcasing his talents with complete freedom, something he could not manage at Chelsea. Benitez’s offensive system has looked impressive with Kenedy on the flanks, supplying the ball and scoring on occasions.

The United boss was quoted, “It’s more than his energy and pace, he is a player who is comfortable on the ball. His delivery, his crosses and set pieces, he is somebody who is different and he is a player playing with confidence now.”

“We already had a bit of pace with Atsu and Murphy and the ability and work rate of Ritchie, but Kenedy is good on the ball, he does not give it away easily and he gives us more control.”

Kenedy came to Chelsea ahead of the 2015/16 season for a £6.3m transfer from Fluminense. He was another one of those cheap acquisitions, pegged to pay off either a profit or as a rotational option.

However, the current Blues boss, Antonio Conte has only been able to give him a sporadic role in the first half of the season as a fullback. The Italian already had Marcos Alonso as his first choice and have also signed Emerson Palmieri in the January window.

With just 360 minutes of game time received under the ex-Juventus manager, it is clear that Kenedy’s future at Stamford Bridge is close to being over. The player himself is considering a switch and Arsenal could be one of his top destinations.

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But how much will the Gunners benefit from the Brazilian’s services? Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a winger and Kenedy could be one of the cheaper options. The Brazilian can take up the vacant left wing spot and spread the floor for the Gunners.

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