Arsenal face competition from Chelsea for top quality winger

Arsenal faces fresh competition from Chelsea and Manchester United for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech.

Arsenal will have to work harder to land Ajax winger, Hakim Ziyech next summer as it emerges that Chelsea is prepared to launch a bid for the Moroccan.

Ziyech has been a target for some of the world’s best teams for a long time now after he shone in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semifinals last season.

His teammates- Frenkie de Jong and Mattijs de Ligt got moves away but he surprisingly remained with the Dutch giants and even signed a new three-year deal last summer.

The Dutchmen know that they can only keep hold of him for so long and it does appear that he will eventually leave the Amsterdam Arena.

Arsenal has been linked with a move for him for a long time now and reports at the time claimed that he was close to joining the Gunners, but it never happened.

Links to the Emirates Stadium have been rekindled but it will be harder for Arsenal to land him now.

Sun Sports claims that Chelsea is prepared to give Arsenal a run for their money by making a move for the winger.

The report also claims that the Blues were close to sealing a deal for him last month and Frank Lampard was unhappy that the club failed to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

I have still not quite understood why Arsenal did not make a proper concerted effort to sign Ziyech last summer, he is a top talent as we all witnessed last season when he played against Juventus and Tottenham.

Hopefully, the club will not regret failing to land him when they had the opportunity.

5 Comments

  1. gizzle says:

    This is the case of Hazard and Ribery. All arsenal fans who desperately wanted to play for Arsenal but yet we never gave them a look in. Hakim ZIyech is one of the most gifted footballers around. He dribbles effortlessly, he has flair and technique, he scores goals even from 28 yards, plays accurate set pieces, he creates a ton of chances, he has pace, he has vision and can hit a 60 yard pass, he plays multiple positions (attacking midfield,and as a winger) .he is world class quality, I can go on and on. This is one signing that will improve arsenal immediately as he struggle for creativity on the park. Think if Rosicky/hleb and Ribery had a baby . Then there is also the marketing we will enjoy what Liverpool enjoys with Salah. That’s a huge following from the middle east,north Africa and Muslims which a player like Ozil has. I can’t stress importance of this signing.

  2. HAPISOL says:

    Tbh, think it’ll over in my heart with Arsenal, if they don’t sign him. Imagine spending 72m on Pepe, but wouldn’t sign Ziyech for less than half that😡
    Gizzle, the fellow above👆 has said it all. Hakim Ziyech has everything as a player, and he’ll play his heart bleeding for a club like Arsenal. Smh…

  3. Sue says:

    Chelsea are in advanced talks now apparently.

    1. Gizzle says:

      @sue tottenham where passed Advanced talks for Willian when chelsea stole him away

      1. Sue says:

        Ooh there’s still a glimmer then!
        38m…. not as much as I thought he’d go for…. surely we could afford that??!

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