Arsenal Beat Rivals To Bernard Signature With Brazilian Set For Medical This Friday

By on July 22, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal close in on Bernard.

It appears Arsenal have won the race to sign highly-rated Brazilian attacker Bernard with French outlet L’Equipe claiming he’s set to undergo a medical in London this Friday.

Reports over the weekend claimed the Gunners had beaten off stiff competition from the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool to the 20-year-old’s signature after agreeing a £21m deal with Atletico Mineiro.

L’Equipe have now backed-up these reports after reporting today that Bernard is due to arrive in London on Thursday evening ahead of a medical this Friday after agreeing terms over a five-year deal worth £3m net per season.

The Brazilian international is set to play his final game for Mineiro on Wednesday night when he plays in the final of the Copa Libertadore before flying over to the UK to complete his move to the Emirates Stadium.

Bernard is a pacey winger who predominantly plays on the left wing but is capable of playing anywhere across the front line behind the striker, so he will give Arsene Wenger plenty of options if he does end up making the move to north London.

Arsenal fans have been crying out for the club to make some big-name signings this summer and Bernard would certainly be an exciting addition, with his arrival most likely leading to Gervinho sealing a move away from the Emirates this summer.

However, until there is something official on Arsenal.com we have to treat this as nothing more than speculation, but hopefully Arsenal fans will have something to smile about by the end of the week.

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26 Comments

  1. Sam

    July 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Benard you are welcome to our their club,hope to see you soon.

  2. Previgo

    July 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I just hope this is true for God’s sake. From what i’m seeing in this game.. Nagoya vs arsenal, Aaron ramsey would be the most improved arsenal player next season

  3. Ezekiel

    July 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    untill Benard signs is when ill believe.

  4. idris

    July 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Can this be true or is it just a rumour.I dnt belive this yet until i comfirm it on friday.

  5. yammawa

    July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    we are all welcome you to our great club

  6. jamescadar

    July 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Not untill its on arsenal.com, finger crossed coz u never can tell wat will happen.

  7. George

    July 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We must see him in arsenal shirt before we believe

  8. gershom

    July 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Wow good news lets see and wait.Welcome to our Great Club.

  9. Adams

    July 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I just pray oh

  10. Omar swaleh

    July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Lets hope he be the 1st signee maybe

  11. Ambe

    July 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I pray oh

  12. kevmacn

    July 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    such a bogus story…
    how can he sign friday when for a start… wenger is in japan along with gazidas on our pre season tour and we are playing a game on friday. Only an idiot could write this and say friday. a day that definitely doesnt work. Arsenal will not sign a single player till the ende of next week the earliest. The tour is a way fro wenger to look at reserves and youth to see who can cut it in the senior team and who cant before he buys players.

  13. amit

    July 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This is not true at all I m lfc fan and have confirmed news that lfc are talking to his club about transfer right now and arsenal hasnt contacted his club yet and its been mooted he is set for medical what a f**king joke

  14. Abdulkabir

    July 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I can’t believe until i saw arsenal shirt on him bcos d likes of Mata and hazard e.t.c they both pass through dis b4 chelsea came and snatched does guy frm us.

  15. swaib

    July 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    i will b happy seeing him puting gunners shirt. But not talk bcs am fed up of it.

  16. vims

    July 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Even Higuain was a done deal. I will wait until it is announced

  17. Destiny dennis

    July 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    We av sign higuain we av jovetic we av sign grenier we av sign gustavo suarez rooney benteke d list goes on &on cus we only sign dem nd pages f website dat av sworn neva 2let us be welda we sign r nt am nt complainin cus i av complain enuf already 2 no avail xo we r use 2t lets tke hrt

  18. Jameel

    July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Tnx winger try and get some like suarez.fellini,gustavo juilo cicer.etc

  19. Musa

    July 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    It seems to be a good rumos, is not how far but how wel,l untill frinday when we see the 20yr complete the medical.

  20. john

    July 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    All dis rumour i don’t believe any of them

  21. ok

    July 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This is rubbish – The manager has come out and said its not happening… he going to Liverpool – terms agreed!

  22. sane man

    July 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Other articles have Wenger saying this is rubbish. He seems too expensive for a wenger buy, he isn’t exactly established even in his team now.

  23. Ezequile sanni

    July 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Bernard u are welcome 2 emirate stadium. We are d pride of london.

  24. sammytojee

    July 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Can this rumour mongers allow gunners fans 2 rest 4 once? Honestly arsenal is missing out again in seasons transfer market. Hope is not business as usual cos silverware is a must dis season. 1 luv all gunners faithful.

  25. C.C Osborn

    July 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I have been a faithful Gunner for long.Such stories have come in d past but all to no avail.Seeing is beliving.I love to see suarez and Rooney .Up gunners trophy dis season is sure.Do u believe?

  26. gumisiriza denis

    August 1, 2013 at 7:01 am

    we need you at emirates your welcome
    lets believe this is true may be

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