Arsenal finally expected to table offer for midfielder target this week

Arsenal have continually been linked with the potential signing of Leicester’s Youri Tielemans this summer, and we could finally see some movement on the matter.

The Gunners are claimed to started talks with his contingent earlier in the year, but are yet to table an offer for his signature.

Tielemans was dropped from the starting line-up for the Foxes over the weekend with his boss Brendan Rodgers claiming some of his players are in the wrong place mentally, and it looks increasingly likely that he will in fact leave the King Power.

The Express reports that we are finally set to launch our bid for his signature this week, although it remains to be seen if we will lowball Leicester’s asking price or not given the situation.

We may be in the belief that we are in a strong position to land him for free if we wait for his contract to expire next summer, which may make us reluctant to pay over the odds, but a reasonable £25 Million should suit all parties.

Do you think we have always intended to play hardball with Leicester over the price?


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  1. It seems strange to wait so long, so if this is really happening presumably it’s either due to playing hardball or waiting for Leicester to find a replacement.

    And if there’s really been no movement until now then Leicester would struggle to find a replacement in 2 weeks? It seems unlikely that they have someone lined up just in case there’s a bid because the club selling to Leicester also need to have a plan to replace their player.

    So maybe… we don’t want him at all. He just doesn’t seem to fit any known needs in the current squad, depending how Vieira works out.

    That’s why, up to now, I’ve seen this as just media rumourmill stuff, we’ll see soon enough.

    1. * less than 2 weeks. 11 days of the window left including today and the weekend.

      And yes, I know Edu takes calls all day and all night from all over the world.

    2. Leiceister doesn’t need a replacement for tielemans they can use current squad depth. They need massive help for CB though that would be max priority

    3. To my thinking, it’s the EPL rules of out field players of which has limited us from adding until we first sell to create space other wise nothing could stop us.

  2. If we bid for him late, even if it matches their valuation, they will reject it as there may not be time to get a replacement. So I say that we should go in for him quicker than just “this week” if we’re serious about his signature. Pointless to say though, but I still wish we had signed Bissouma as Partey is gradually becoming a medical doctor and Tielemans is not known for his defensive contribution but for his goals and assists

  3. My only worry is, by signing him, do we have Partey adequately covered when unfit? Elneney is just average and Lokonga doesn’t seem fit in his role.
    All our present joy is because Partey is fit. When he is absent as it often happens. our midfield becomes shaky and we concede many goals and start losing matches.
    I wish this momentum could continue for at least 10 matches wnile our strongest opponents are still struggling to settle down.

  4. Can I make a theory, I think the late biding for Youri is likely to be base on the mystery winger Arsenal are looking at, trying to make sure we have enough for both players,
    News flying around says we have been negotiating for Neto of Wolves for over a month now (if news flying around is to be believed ) so if true then the price of the winger may likely be holding up Youri bid

  5. I still, even after all the constant rumours, do NOT see him coming to us. Hope not too.

    We mostly need a proper replacement, if PARTEY IS OUT. Xhaka, despite all the praise still lacks basic pace and mobility, IMO.

  6. Tielemans is a very good player. I am a little worried Edu will become complacent and not make any other signings. Then when injuries and fatigue inevitably come, this window may let us down in the long term sense. That has been the Arsenal Story for over 16 years…..too little….I hope this window we sign two more top notch players.

  7. I do not believe this will happen. Firstly he is not guaranteed a starting place. Who is he going to replace with the current players doing very well. He will want to play to ensure his form and fitness is maintained as he is a shoe-in for Belgium at the World Cup. Do we really need him, at £25000, to sit on the bench.

    1. my thoughts exactly. I think Xhaka’s recent form has ended this pursuit. And Mikel seems like he could try Vieira out in that same position eventually and I dont see him giving up on Lokonga so quickly. Why would we got after Tielemans when we are still short in the No 6. role. I say winger and a No 6. Then re-assess next summer and make on marquee signing in the No 8 position. This will very likely be the last summer that we have to spend big. The squad is almost complete just a few more touches to add. And I dont think Tielemans is one of those.

  8. Rather than Tielemans, who I accept is a very competent central midfielder, the guy who has really impressed me in the EPL since his change in position is Joelinton of Newcastle.He has great physical presence, power and energy and as he showed against Man City yesterday, he can compete with the best.He is probably not available but he is definitely the type of unit who would add a new dimension and toughness to our team.

  9. I sincerely don’t think we need youri,because basically what he is doing the reborn xhaka is doing perfectly fine in that role.

    sambi can also do a very decent job in that role , so youri is not a necessity, what we really need is a winger..URGENTLY

    1. Saka,Martinelli,ESR,Pepe,Marquinhos,Vieira, Nkethia, and Nelson when fit can all play on the wing, yet you suggest there is an urgent need for another?

  10. Atleast this deal should be a done deal onward before thursday. Forget about the present squard, he is a long term xhaka’s replacement. He is a better player progressively than both xhaka and partey

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