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    • ProSoccerTalk

      Report: Arsenal bids for Brazilian star, but Brexit muddies the water

      Gabriel Barbosa, or Gabigol, is one of the hottest young commodities in the world, with four caps and two goals for Brazil at age 19. The youngster is drawing interest from across the world, and ESPN Brazil reports that Arsenal have made a formal bid for Gabigol and drawn his interest. The problem, according to the report? Changes to the transfer policy caused by the recent Brexit vote could hurt his chances of arriving at the Emirates. The Santos man scored 21 goals in his first two full seasons and has 10 so far in 2016. That’s not quite Neymar-Santos production, but it’s still very strong. His senior international goals have come this summer, first in a friendly against Panama and then in

    • The Short Fuse

      Where there’s smoke: Arsenal pursuing Lacazette?

      Now that we’re down to one tournament still going, we’re seeing more and more transfer rumors as that part of the summer starts to gain momentum. Over the weekend, the Mirror reported that Arsene Wenger had “agreed to meet with (Lacazette’s) representative” this week to talk about Lacazette, joining Real Madrid and, uh, West Ham (go new TV money!) in inquiries about the Frenchman’s services next season. Now, what does this all mean? Probably not all that much; Wenger’s in France for the Euros, and he’s probably talking to a lot of people about a lot of things. But the fact that a striker like Lacazette is available for a price that, while eye-watering, isn’t as crazy as it could be (isn’t the