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Arsenal keen on Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma

When it comes to the transfer market, Arsenal are simply one of the best in the business.

The latest reports in England suggest that Arsenal are keen on Brighton and Hove Albion winger Kaoru Mitoma.

The Japan international joined Brighton and Hove Albion from Kawasaki Frontale for a fee in the region of 3 million euros in August 2021. He is under contract at Brighton until the summer of 2025.

Kaoru Mitoma
Kaoru Mitoma

The winger has found the back of the net on seven occasions and picked up two assists in 20 matches this season across various competitions. He is considered to be one of the best wingers in Japan. Mitoma has also left his mark at the international stage after netting five goals in 13 senior appearances for the Japan national team.

Kaoru Mitoma will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Brighton and Hove Albion this term.

Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new winger and Mitoma is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Arsenal manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this summer.


The former Kawasaki Frontale man has got the skillset to give Arteta more options in the final third. He will add a new dimension to Arsenal’s attack.

According to the report, “Arsenal are interested in Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma. His impressive performances have attracted the attention of the Gunners, reports Fabrizio Romano. Mitoma’s deal on the South Coast runs until 2025 and Roberto De Zerbi will be desperate to keep hold of him. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been keen to bolster his attack and could view Mitoma as similar in style to Mykhailo Mudryk, who eventually signed for Chelsea despite Arsenal’s attempts. The club have been keeping a close eye on Brighton talent, having already signed Leandro Trossard in January for £27million. Arsenal also saw bids rejected for central midfielder Moises Caicedo.”

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Arsenal will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Brighton to the negotiating table. The Gunners have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

The Seagulls are eager to keep the winger beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.

Good signing for Arsenal?

Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.

Kaoru Mitoma will be an ideal choice for Arteta as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Arsenal come calling for Mitoma this summer.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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