Arsenal battling it out with bitter London rivals for Serie A star

Il Messaggero via The Sun is claiming that Tottenham and Arsenal have made contact with the agent of AS Roma midfielder, Amadou Diawara.

Daniele Piraino who represents the Guinean is said to be angry at the recent age mix up that happened at the club involving the midfielder.

The midfielder started AS Roma’s season opener against Verona as an unregistered player because his Italian club had mixed up his age.

The game ended at 0-0. But Roma was penalised for the mix-up and the game was awarded 3-0 to Verona.

The player has been blamed by the club to the dismay of his agent who might be looking to take him away from the Italian capital.

The report claims that Arsenal and Tottenham have now contacted his agent in a bid to try to lure the 23-year-old to north London.

Arsenal has been looking to sign either one of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar for much of this summer, and Diawara will represent a much cheaper alternative to both players.

He joined AS Roma from Napoli last summer, although injury has hampered his progress at the club, on his day, he remains one of the best midfielders in the Italian top flight.

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14 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    I’ve grown tired of the Partey soap
    opera and wish MA and Edu would
    tell AM to stick it where the sun
    dont shine.

    Diawarra and Soumare are very
    talented players that would
    immediately add athleticism and
    steel to the Arsenal midfield.
    Although the Roma man has been
    hampered with injuries both
    players have youth and lockers
    full of potential.

    Hell maybe Lille would take Pepe
    back on loan to lower the price
    on Soumare. 😁

    1. ozziegunner says:

      ACE, agree with you with Marc Roca from relegated Espanyol being a third option for a specialist DM. However Thomas Partey, although defensively strong is a box to box midfielder, who can win the ball back in the defensive third and drive forward with the ball at feet or pick a pass.
      If Arsenal can only afford two players, I would go for Partey first, then one of the three DM’s available above. In the short term, prior to Ozil leaving at the end of the season, Arsenal can fill the CAM role with Ceballos, ESR, Willian, Willock, AMN or Ozil (given he would have Partey and a specialist DM to do his tackling and ball winning for him).

  2. McLovin says:

    Diawara is not very good.. statistically much worse than Torreira was in Serie A..

    It seems like we are going the cheap route again..

  3. Tencans says:

    Here we go again I will tell you arsenal or finished with this transfer window we or not bring anyone in if we do it will be a free 1

  4. durand says:

    Hopefully Arsenal won’t repeat that mistake again and settling for an average player when we need an upgrade. Soumare would be good, but pass on this guy from Roma. If they are looking to upgrade on him in the Italian league, then he probably won’t succeed in the premier league.
    Rather we kept Torreira to rotate until we can sell him in January.

  5. Tom says:

    I will tell we or not getting anyone else in this transfer window we or finished with 1 but if we do it will be a free 1

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      I strongly fell you will take back your words soon Tom

    2. SueP says:

      You wrote the same on another article. Do you have insider information then?

    3. ACE says:

      Well thankfully AFC have a different
      opinion.

  6. vieiralynn says:

    stop using the term “star” so often, especially when it doesn’t apply…we certainly don’t need Roma’s “sloppy seconds”…this better be a negotiating tactic or we’re about to make another shocking transfer decision…over the last 10 plus years. minus the Sanchez deal, we must be the worst team in the footballing world at managing transfer windows…our inability to correct the mistakes of the past clearly show that this organization has a long way to go before it can be considered a world-class operation once again

  7. Wayne says:

    I feel sorry for Arteta. For all his efforts to transform Arsenal and given his achievements amidst so much adversity and challenges, I am afraid that he has already seen his last signing in Gabriel Magalhaes. Although he has identified the weakness of the team to be the midfield, I doubt Arsenal to back him and bring in Aouar for 45m pounds,before the transfer window closes. Frustrating. Edu ,Arsenal board and owners are not ready yet to build up the club. They are jokers. Arteta is the best young manager,who,should look for another club that will back him and his vision to be successful. Only five days before transfer deadline, and he is yet to get his primary target, Houssem Aouar, whom he sanctioned Arsenal to buy two weeks ago. I don’t see how much more, he can improve the fringe players. Arsenal needs some more quality If Arsenal don’t back Arteta, he should leave them in their mess.

    1. Sue says:

      6 days left yet, Wayne….

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Sue, a lot to do, given 11 weeks have been wasted!
        As always as an Arsenal fan, hope springs eternal.
        Unlike some others, at least we know what an excellent midfield looks like, having seen Emmanuel Petit, Patrick Viera and Gilberto Silva play in the Arsenal shirt.

  8. gunnerforlife says:

    Sad, very sad. We are going downwards. I feel for Arteta, the man is doing everything he can for the team, but the Board is not backing him. Hope the last 5 days bring some cheer.

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