This desire has only increased in recent times, following the news that Thomas Partey will be out until the new year after undergoing surgery for a thigh injury.
That leaves Declan Rice, Jorginho and Mohamed Elneny in that position, but the latter two are out of contract at the end of the season.
Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz is said to be Arteta’s top target in January, but Arsenal are also looking ahead to the long-term future and as such are eyeing up Moscardo.
It was reported back in September that the Gunners were keeping tabs on the promising 18-year-old and now ESPN Brazil report that they are one club who have contacted Corinthians over a transfer.
However, their report adds that Arsenal’s interest is not as strong as Chelsea or Barcelona’s, while Atletico Madrid are also in the running, with the Blues recently making a new offer for the midfielder.
Since the Todd Boehly takeover, Chelsea have made a habit of acquiring young Brazilian prospects like Deivid Washington, Angelo and Andrey Santos.
Moscardo only made his senior debut in June and so far has made just 22 first-team appearances for Corinthians, but is tipped to have great potential.
Despite his tender years and lack of experience, he was called up to and played his first game for the Brazil U23s in September.
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