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The Brazil international has fallen down Unai Emery’s pecking order following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. He has made just six first appearances this season and only two since the start of November.
Reports on Tuesday claimed the Gunners were locked in a battle with north London rivals Spurs for the Brazil international’s services and the player is desperate to end his nightmare in the French capital.
“It’s a brutal blow,” he said when asked about his lack of first-team opportunities.
“I’m gutted that I’m no longer playing, to no longer be able to express myself as I was doing before.
“I’m not happy. I thought I’d built something solid with this club, but that’s clearly not the case.”