Arsenal join fellow Premier League sides in race to sign Championship attacker

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have entered the race to sign Brentford sensation Said Benrahma.

The Sun claim that Leicester and Newcastle are also admirers of the attacker, with the Premier League duo prepared to pay £15m for the Algeria international.

Benrahma has been sensational for the Bees over the last two seasons, the 24-year-old has eight goals and six assists this season.

The tricky Algerian finished last season’s Championship campaign with an impressive 10 goals and 15 assists in 38 appearances.

Benrahma is primarily used on the left-wing, though the ace is also capable of featuring on the right flank.

Arsenal currently use Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson and even club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the wide ares.

Benrahma’s addition could lead to Mikel Arteta allowing the likes of Martinelli and Aubameyang to feature in their more natural central roles.

The Brentford ace is certainly one of the best players in the Championship and his eye for goal looks set to make him a target for many Premier League sides.

Some of Arsenal’s more high-profile signings in the last couple of years have failed to work out, is Benrahma the kind of player that the Gunners should be targeting now?

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  1. Invader Zim says:

    Can we get to the comments section before seeing all other related articles and more stories/news?

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    He could be a good addition to Arsenal. Anyway expensive players of top European leagues have not made their mark as per their status, so why not try good players from the Championship? They could benefit Arsenal immensely.

  3. Grandad says:

    A very good winger but we have enough in our squad.Watkins of Brentford is someone we ought to be watching closely.Converted into a central striker he has great technical ability and is an accomplished finisher.Shows great composure on the ball.I love watching Brentford play.Their Manager is doing very well.

    1. Franko says:

      We don’t have enough of this type of players in our squad Sir. Saïd Benrahma Is the type of midfielder we should be signing as our number 10 and a similar much stronger type for our box-to-box. These type of players can open up tight defenses with their trickery, creativity, skill, flair, technique, tenacity and pace and help the team score 3,4,5,6 goals in some matches, not some player who only wants to hide under the guise of giving assist which is non-existent in the last year or so. Or some player whose only talent is to give long balls with his left foot. They are the reason we are having so many draws because they don’t have the required capacity to open up teams in this modern day EPL filled with very hungry, fit and talented players representing their various clubs.

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