Arsenal failed to sign the next ‘Kompany’ as confirmed by parent

Killian Sardella‘s father has revealed that Arsenal failed in a bid to sign his son, who can be described as the next Vincent Kompany.

The defender is currently plying his trade with Anderlecht, where he has picked up 20 league outings for the senior side, despite only turning 18 in May 2020.

Sardella has picked up the vast majority of his senior appearances filling in at either left-back or right-back, but is tipped to make the move into a central role, a role he occupied in the youth sides.

The player’s father Dino Sardella has now revealed that Arsenal tried to land the youngster two years ago, with a view to turning him into a defensive midfielder, but the move didn’t materialise.

“Two years ago, Arsenal wanted to take him but it was to make him a defensive midfielder. The English club considered him too small to play behind [in the defence],” he told DHNet (as translated by SportWitness).

“At Anderlecht, it was never a problem. He has a big jump. It’s in the genes, thanks to my background as a volleyball player. (laughs) Killian is also starting to build up a lot of muscles, that helps too.”

He added that while is enjoying his first-team role at full-back, he still sees himself as a more central defender.

“He had learned to appreciate the fullback position, but he still had a lot to learn. He was not as liberated as in the middle,” Dino explained

“In the youth, he was often compared to Kompany because he was so comfortable with the ball at his feet. A delegate who had Kompany and then Killian would tell me every time: ‘I think I’ll see Vincent again!’ The technical qualities are there.”

Will Arsenal regret not seeing the youngsters potential as a defender?


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  1. Not at all.
    We now have two new young defenders, along with Tierney, Chambers and Holding – the only position that has more “seasoned” players is the RB area.
    Sardella wouldn’t have changed THAT position one iota.

  2. I’d say we dont need him as our defense looks pretty solid now but probably get blasted for it and branded deluded again.

    So my opinion is we need more world class signing as were miles behind chelsea and united who are absolute world beaters.

    1. Lol… I went through that article and I stopped reading halfway. Jesus someone could end up suicidal if you take people on here serious.
      The negativity is too strong and the vibe is just so disheartening, for these people there’s no reason to be happy or look forward to the new season.
      It’s all doom and gloom..
      Hang in there Rory🙌🙌

      1. I know Eddie unbelievable!! Totally blew my buzz about gabriel signing today with all the crazy pessimism on here.

    1. I thought we probably need another CB, could have gone for Malang Sarr.

      But defensively we’re sorted at the moment, we need a really combative CDM, maybe two of them

    2. Actually Rory, your replies thoughts are well constructed and make sense…at least to me!!!
      As does your first paragraph, compared to your second one.

      Following your little “conversation” I was taken aback that a Gooner such as James, would know so much about chelsea, whilst decrying our club…but that is all down to personal opinions.

      I see a terrific season ahead for The Arsenal and Chelsea, but we have most certainly addressed our defence, whereas I’m not so sure about them – I guess I must also be deluded!!!

      1. Thank you so much Ken for the support! Yeah I really dont understand why people are so optimistic about our rivals and pessimistic about our squad 🤷‍♂️.

        And I’m with you as I’m buzzing for the new season to see what we can do! As I am for chelsea to be honest they have brought in some good players its definitely going to be exciting to watch and it’s good for the league.


      2. @Ken1945 I am as positive as you about us having a great season. I mean the work Arteta has done with a squad that was completly condemned is amazing. Now, we have some reinforcements, the team has more time to learn Artetas tactics. Things are looking good and I truly believe we will acheive our goals this season.

        1. The Deluded One, like you, I am amazed how the players have responded to him.
          Look at the two players he has signed as well…both Willian and Gabriel were being chased by many other clubs, some of whom are playing in the CL already.
          It seems that MA and Edu are starting a really good combination – too early to compare with AW and David Dein of course – but the relationship is building.
          I also see the squad togetherness beginning to mimic that of the early AW years, so all in all, a great time to be a Gooner.

  3. I thought we probably need another CB, could have gone for Malang Sarr.

    But defensively we’re sorted at the moment, we need a really combative CDM, maybe two of them

  4. Bad news😥😥😥
    Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has confirmed that he does not expect uss to make any other moves before the transfer window closes…😭😭😭

    1. Eddie, how does that compatible with your posts from yesterday?

      Not being confrontational in any way, it’s just that you seemed very sure about Partey – is it that we haven’t sold any players yet, apart from Myk, or has the form of Elneny changed the clubs thinking?

      1. I’m still sure about Partey Ken, we have our sights on Aouar too, but I don’t know why the club made this statement😭😭

        1. Especially as both of their clubs have come out and said we have made serious bids Eddie – perhaps a smoke screen??

          1. Ken I see I got you🙌🙌.
            We’re still bringing players.
            Joe Motenmurro is our ladies coach.
            The women team won’t sign any more players this summer.
            The men are safe, Partey is safe 😂😂

          2. Eddie you plonker!!!!!!!!!!

            I thought you were indicating that Motenmurro had an insight into the plans of the club i. e. Arteta and Edu.
            Hold my hands up as I’ve been truly HAD – be warned though, I have a long memory 🤣😝

          3. Lol… Ken I’m sorry I had to put you through that😂😂
            Don’t doubt me.
            David Ornstein just confirmed tonight that Arsenal are in discussions for Houseem Aouar while Partey remains target.
            Like I’ve been telling y’all since last week, relax for Arteta ain’t joking…the only issue will be to convince Lyon to accept our offer… Beautiful times ahead🙌

    2. It might only involve Arsenal women, who Montemurro is connected to, as they lost to PSG in the Champions League. He may believe they are strong enough.
      Arsenal’s back four looks a lot stronger for now and the future, particularly if Rob Holding returns as an improved CB after his loan spell under Steve Bruce at Newcastle United. Malang Sarr, as would Max Aarons of relegated Norwich, would have been icing on the cake; however there are greater needs in midfield. Partey (to replace Mhikatarian – wages) and Diawara (to replace the unsettled Torreira) hopefully next. Now that Ceballos and ESR have returned not forgetting Xhaka and Ozil, a successful bid for Aouar may be stretching the finances.
      Once Aubameyang, Partey and Diawara are signed to join Gabriel and Willan, the return of Ceballos (loan), Saliba and ESR, I feel positive about the coming season.
      As far as Chelsea is concerned, it may well depend on which club’s players and team overall gels and adapt best to the EPL.

  5. Not needed. Look how many CB’s we have on the books. We work with what we have now, and try to ship out defenders in the next few windows. And if Mavropanos turns out to be everyting Sven says he is we are set for a while. IF things go according to plan at least.

  6. Football clubs scout several players. We have to be satisfied with gabriel mustafi mari luiz holding saliba. I feel if a player is really worth having, we are going for them. Maybe in the past this dithering was part of the then issues.

    On the talk of defence, for now luiz will play with players either side of him. I think more long term it will be Mari with Saliba and Gabriel either side. This should be Luiz final season as starter. Not in a bad way, just a sign the players are evolving.

    Thou the hype should’ve be on Gabriel and Saliba and instead the current defence that has got us 2 trophies in a month!

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