Arsenal focusing their midfielder search on these five potential signings

Arsenal are claimed to have focused their attentions onto just five potential midfield signings this summer, including four currently operating in the Premier League.

The Gunners are tipped to splash out once again during the coming window, having been the biggest spenders in the division when the transfer window come to a close on August 31.

We may not be the biggest spenders this time around, but you can guarantee that there will be new signings brought in, with a big-name striker expected to be at the top of our wishlist, a new central midfielder, and potentially a new winger, second striker or right-back also possibilities depending on who becomes available to us.

Our efforts to bolster our midfield have apparently become more focused in recent weeks and we have now decided to focus our efforts on just five options as we look to find the ideal partner for Thomas Partey in the middle of the park.

Youri Tielemans is my pick of the bunch. His current contract is supposedly entering it’s final 12 months come the summer, which could well see him become available for a reasonable fee, but it is his impressive ability and potential that excites me most. Some may be shocked to learn that he is just 24 years-old, having shown to be an experienced midfielder in the middle of the park since joining Leicester in 2019. He has it all, from defensive stability, passing range as well as an eye for goal. The only possible issue is that he could well be seen as too similar in playing style to Partey, although with the right understanding, there is no reason that it shouldn’t work.

Leeds Kalvin Phillips is my next best of the five, as revealed by CaughtOffside, with him showing that he can be an extremely effective holding midfielder as well as proving that he has other key attributes further up the field, and could well be the most ideal partner for our Ghanaian.

Wolves Ruben Neves, Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz are the three that make up the remaining places on our shortlist at present, all of which would surely improve our team, and are all worthy of getting excited about in different ways.

Interestingly, while we have mostly been linked with very young players, each of these are all experienced beyond their years, whilst not being too young to make an immediate impact, and I feel like signing one of the five would be a signal of intent that they are looking to make a big impact next season, less for the future as some of our most recent signings have appeared to be.

Which of the five do you think would be best suited to partner Partey in midfield?


Tags douglas luiz Fabian Ruiz kalvin phillips Ruben Neves Youri Tielemans


  1. I think we need both! Tielemans and Phillips. Phillips my first choice. Not a fan of the other choices but have always like Bissouma and would love to see him play for us depending on the controversy around him. Always been a few players short of challenging for the top. Let’s get it right this summer.

  2. He is already in talks for a new contract with Leeds.according to reports,he is ready to snub the likes of Villa,Utd…but you never know.Villa are ready to pay 60M which might be too much to turn down.

  3. Phillips would be my pick of that bunch, and Tielemans second choice. I think that their PL experience is what we need, while the others will have to adapt to a new league.

    Not a big fan of Neves, I don’t think he has the pace in midfield, (Tielemans is not speedy either), just think that Phillips or Tielemans are better choices than Neves.

  4. Bissouma, Tielemans, Nerves, I’d try sign all three of them as we recently witnessed @ Selhurst Park on monday night, we in serious need of depth in that department as Partey and Odergaard were poor and without either of em on form, we looked toothless.. Please AFC sort this shit out as we’ve depleted our team without sufficiently replenishing it and what’s the use of having young guns on the bench without giving them a go like we did with BS, GM and ESR?
    We headed in the right direction but we need to invest in this squad or loose the momentum we’ve finally see happening with structure and direction, something I last witnessed in the days of AWenger and David Dein.

    In M8Arteta We Trust, COYFinnnGooners!

    1. KPhillips is decent but not Arsenal grade yet IMO, also don’t rate that Douglas Ruiz nor do I rate Fabian Ruiz either as I think he’d need a season or two to catch up with the physicality n pace of the EPL, love my fellow goons!!!

  5. Tielemans plays better because of the numerous box 2 box players around him in Leicester, I really do not rate him,

    My idle pick would be Kalvin,




    Somehow I feel we going for Danilo

    I would love to see Nkunku in our midfield, we must be title contenders next season.

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