Arsenal could sign James Maddison alternative after Guardiola admission

Arsenal is struggling to conclude a deal to sign James Maddison this summer after making him a transfer target.

The Gunners have been in talks to sign him, but Leicester City remains keen to keep hold of the attacking midfielder.

The Gunners need a creative midfielder after they failed to bring Martin Odegaard back from Real Madrid in this transfer window.

The move for Maddison might also end in disappointment and The Express says the door has opened for them to sign Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva.

The Portuguese star has been struggling to play regularly for City recently and the report says Pep Guardiola has conceded that he can leave this summer.

Silva worked with Mikel Arteta at the Etihad before the former midfielder became Arsenal’s manager in 2019.

They enjoyed a fine relationship with Arteta contributing to his development at the home of the English champions.

Silva can play in several positions and has an eye for creating goals, exactly what Arsenal wants from an attacking midfielder.

Arteta knows how to use him effectively and a move to the Emirates could relaunch his career in the EPL.

City has just sealed the transfer of Jack Grealish and that has pushed him further down the pecking order, which should make completing the transfer easier for Arsenal.

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  1. Arsenal2win says:

    He’s not a natural no.10 & that’s what Arsenal need now, not an alternative.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      He’ll do just fine…

      1. Dan kit says:

        Agree with Arsenal2 win
        A cast off because he’s got replaced ,if he’s. It good enough for Man City why should we be helping them out taking their second string for them to reinvest that money to potentially go towards Kane .

        1. Thomo says:

          You could of said the same about Henry he wasn’t good enough for Juventus so why should we take him

      2. Arsenal2win says:

        @NY_Gunner, I just hope so. But I believe we should sign Aouar instead if we miss out on Madison.

      3. Jimmy B says:

        Well said. He’s a much better bet than Maddison. Knows what it takes to win and is used to playing high-pressure games/high-pressure football.

  2. Chinonso Ogbu says:

    Please forget about Maddison and move for Bernardo silva

  3. towny 254 says:

    Not worth the money injury prone

  4. Longbenark says:

    Benardo Silva would be great, less injury issues, fast and strong,

    We could go on shopping at mancity,
    Get bernado and Gabriel .

  5. Websurfer says:

    Benardo Silva is too slow IMO

  6. otyzab says:

    No we should go for maddisson who is young,hungry and has high work rate together with Launtaro Martinez and max arron then we will be in top four.Without those signings we will finish no 5 if we do our best

    1. Phoenix Gunner says:

      Agree with ya on that.

    2. Ozziegunner says:

      Fifth is very optimistic, unless Aubameyang finds form, without a midfield to assist him.

  7. Tom k says:

    Please stop saying we or going to sign anyone because we or not signing anymore that’s our window shut if you believe arteta and edu saying we or in for him and him then you or crazy because we aren’t so get use to finishing 8th to 10th until arteta.
    , edu and stan av gone

    1. jon fox says:

      TOM K , How many more times are you going to constantly repeat the same post, just slightly differently phrased? Have you NO original thoughts of your own(he asked, knowing the answer is no!)?
      Oh and when does your school holiday finish!

      1. Tom k says:

        Just wait and see Jon but you or to thick skinned to admit am right this club is going know were with arteta and xhaka in it enough said

  8. Seun says:

    Just sign maddison and one striker

  9. Aaron says:

    Hard pass!

    Now, if AFC can find a young David Silva for less than $25 mil, that is another story.

  10. VasC says:

    Wonder why would a player who has every possibility to add a UCL and a EPL medal at the end of the season come to a club that don’t even play in the third-rated Conference League this season!

    Enough of my wondering. Let’s rally behind MA and trust the process. COYG!!!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      VasC, what is the “process” in which to place “trust”? I just can’t see one? 🤔

      1. VasC says:

        “The Process” shall reveal itself only to the true believers who place their unwavering trust in the hands of the Almighty Arteta!!!

        Are you one, mate??? 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  11. Jakes Mradu says:

    Please sign English players………they will play for the badge…..don’t sign mercenaries……..!

  12. JW says:

    Here we are again, possibly trying to buy top 4 cast offs, at “exorbitant” prices, so they can use our money to buy better players for themselves.
    This is just like the Tammy Abrahams situation.

    I must say I do like Bernardo Silva, but not at $60m+. At $25m I might go for it.

    This is not quite as bad as trying to buy relegated goalkeepers, but certainly runs it close.

  13. Noah Fayia says:

    Let’s target players we can get and forget about the highly rated ones. Highly rated players demand for huge wages which Arsenal is not used to.

  14. Ozziegunner says:

    👍 There are plenty of value for money players out there, without paying over the odds for one player, when Arsenal can get two players to upgrade the team.

  15. Tomusange says:

    Arsenal need to check the wallet,act faster bt get quality!!!!

  16. Lily coded says:

    Please let put hope on mikel arterta and j madison and let leave outcast like bernado silva

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