Report: Arsenal eye double swoop for Shakhtar’s Brazilian attackers

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The Gunners could add to their options in the final third when they look at the transfer market this summer.

Arsenal are looking to sign Brazilian duo Taison and Wellington Nem after the attackers were put up for sale by Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Calcio Mercato.

Last year’s Ukrainian league runners-up are reportedly looking to get rid of the pair, alerting the attention of north London giants Arsenal.

The 28-year-old Taison has featured in just 16 league matches this term and has found the net on six occasions.

The former Metalist Kharkiv winger joined Shakhtar in January 2013 for a fee of around £12 million and scored his first Champions League in October that year in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

His compatriot Wellington Nem, meanwhile, has been forced to watch on from the sidelines this season with the 24-year-old featuring in just six league games to date.

The left-footed attacker has been used sparingly since his €9 million move from Fluminense in July 2013, clocking up a total of just 19 games.

Arsenal boss Wenger will no doubt be eager to add to his striker department in the off-season to help ease the goal scoring burden on France international Olivier Giroud, with Theo Walcott failing to persuade his manager he is a suitable back-up in a central role.

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