The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners are interested in signing the 20-year-old after tracking the promising South American over the past few seasons.
The same article states that Arsene Wenger is set to act upon his interest in Maycon given Napoli are keeping tabs on the Brazilian midfielder.
According to the same story, Arsenal could also face competition from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk following Maycon’s impressive performances.
The Brazilian starlet has scored one goal in 15 appearances in all competitions since making his debut for Corinthians on 11 February 2016.
Arsenal have been disappointing in the 2017-18 season so far following a difficult start to the calendar year that has seen the Gunners fall further behind the top four.
The north London side have lost four of their last six Premier League games to leave the Gunners in sixth place and 12 points behind Liverpool FC, who occupy the final Champions League spot.
Arsenal signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.
The Gunners will take on Serie A giants AC Milan in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at The Emirates on Thursday night.
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