Date: 25th March 2019 at 9:46pm
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Arsenal are considering signing Joe Aribo of Charlton Athletic in the summer, according to the Mirror.

The Addicks are pushing for promotion to the Championship as they currently sit in fifth spot in League One.

Aribo has been a key member of Charlton’s squad this season, scoring six goals and chipping in with two assists in the league so far.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been impressed with the 22-year-old and has reportedly had him watched by scouts on a number of occasions this term.

Aribo scoring the winner against Portsmouth earlier in March.

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However, it’s claimed the Gunners face competition from abroad for the midfielder’s signature, as Benfica and Frankfurt have also expressed an interest.

The Londoner’s contract at The Valley runs out in the summer, meaning that if they do win the race, Arsenal could only have to pay a small compensation fee due to his age.

The South London club’s offer of a new contract was rejected by Aribo when they withdrew their original offer and came back with less money, meaning it is almost certain that his future is not with Charlton.

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