Arsenal Shortlist Wolves' Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta Starts Planning for Summer Rebuild

​Arsenal are weighing up a move for Wolves forward Diogo Jota this summer, with Mikel Arteta looking to add a new wide attacker to his squad for the 2020/21 season.

The Gunners aren't short of options going forward, but most of their depth is on the right-hand side, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being used out of position by Arteta in an attempt to shoehorn as many attacking players into the starting lineup as possible.

The new Arsenal boss is looking to bring a more natural player into that position next season, and the Daily Mail report Arteta has decided on a move for Wolves' Jota.

Diogo Jota

The 23-year-old has had a big impact on English football since his arrival from Atlético Madrid in 2017, going on to make 120 appearances for the club across all competitions where he's scored 43 goals and picked up 19 assists.

Jota has played either as a free-roaming left winger or through the middle alongside Raúl Jiménez throughout his spell at the club and Arsenal are convinced he'll be able to slot straight into Arteta's system.

It's not stated if the Portugal international would be brought in to replace Aubameyang, but with the Gabon international entering the final year of his contract in north London, fans could be forgiven for putting two and two together.

The 30-year-old has already been linked with a high-profile move away from Arsenal, and with Bukayo Saka still learning his trade at a senior level, it appears Arteta wants a new senior player to fill that position.

It's not suggested how much Jota could cost at the end of the season, but as he still has two years left on his contract with the club, CIES Football Observatory values the Portugal international from €50m to €70m.

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Source : 90min