Arsenal can cross this top young French midfielder off their list

Arsenal miss out on talented midfielder

It’s hardly been a day since the 2021/22 Premier League season came to an end, and it appears like some clubs are not wasting time in strengthening their squad.

Fellow Premier League side Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Boubakar Kamara, after his contract with Marseille expired this summer.

Arsenal were one of many clubs who were credited to hold an interest in the 22-year-old Frenchman and look set to have lost the race for his signature.

Despite just being 22, Kamara has made a whopping 170 appearances for the French side, scoring four and assisting six times.

He’s been an ever-present name in the squad, since the 2018/19 Ligue 1 season.

While he might not have been at the top of the shortlist for the Gunners, he’s definitely a player the club should have looked at signing.

Getting as good a player as he is for free is a real coup in the current market. And hats off to Aston Villa for acting quickly and beating competition to his signature.

As Kamara enters the frame at Villa Park, his teammate Douglas Luiz, might make a surprise move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Brazilian was one of the players the North London outfit considered signing in the winter transfer window. Thus, going back for him, especially when the Claret and Blue have added a player in his position seems like a rational decision.

Yash Bisht

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  1. I don’t feel bad about missing out on bang average players like him or Guimaraes. I don’t even want to see terrible players like Tchouameni, Bissouma or Douglas Luiz anywhere near our club. I have full confidence in Edu Gasper’s eagle eyes to sign in-form, world class midfielders such as his number one target – Arthur Melo

    1. A lot of whinners were on top pitch when Emi Buenda signed for Aston Villa and not us. And the rest is history. A lot of grumpy faces when we did not sign Madison but Odegard. Rest is history. A lot of restless fellas went overboard slating the boss for signing Ramsdale. The rest is history. A lot was written when Man Utd. snatched Varane and we hired White. The rest is history. Good luck to Kamara, I trust Mikel, Kamara will be history sooner rather than later.

      1. Madison has scored 17 goals this season(12 in the league)he also has 8 assists in the league and few more in cups for Varane we were never for him,his ages were too high for starters.white for 50M has been a bit of disappointment (Leeds refused to pay more than 30M), Ramsdale had a great start of the season but seems to have dropped his levels towards the end,the truth is that looking at the stats,our defense hasn’t really improved compared to last season despite spending about 100M, I’m not going into the other of MA signings.

        1. We overpaid for Ben white. Dude should be 28-30M at most.

          Ramsdale conceded more go’s than Leno despite have a better defense in front of him.
          I think the only crime of Leno is his inability to play from the back.

        2. I am convince Odegaard, Ramsdale and Ben White are three very good signing, in fact I think Ben White is a Marquee defender.

          A keep saying with another marquee defensive midfielder, Ben game will be more appropriated, Son would never be able to scare Ben as he did to Holding

    1. Somehow John McGin ticks a lot of boxes 📦, he’s strong, energetic, long range shots, good in the air,
      Seems to be the kind of player to cover Oedegaard.

  2. There seems to be a specific type of player the gaffer is after.

    I could be wrong but these are the ones, Douglass Luiz, Teleimans, Melo, Nevez, Lacottelli.

    One thing they all seems to have in common, good passer of the ball

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