Arsenal in a battle with European giants for box-to-box midfielder

Arsenal among the clubs linked with a move for Pape Gueye.

Arsenal has taken their search for a new box-to-box midfielder to the French second division as they target a move for Le Havre’s Pape Gueye.

The midfielder has been impressing in the French second division for a while now and the likes of Sevilla and AC Milan have been linked with a move for him.

Arsenal is looking to make him another star that they have picked from the French second division in recent seasons after they signed Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient in 2018.

Guendouzi had developed well and played over 45 games in all competitions for the Gunners in his first campaign.

Star Sports claims that Arteta thinks Gueye could be the answer to his box-to-box midfield problems.

The Gunners only signed two defenders in the last transfer window but Arteta is expected to have a busier summer transfer window.

There could be lots of incomings and outgoings from the Emirate Stadium and Gueye could be one of them.

Apart from a box to box midfielder like Gueye, Arsenal is also targeting a creative midfielder as well as a defender despite signing two in January.

Mikel Arteta may also have to sell some his high-earning stars to make room for more players to be accommodated within their wage budget.

I am not sure looking in the French second division is going to prove to be the answer to Arsenal’s problems but with the current financial state of the club, it may well be a case of shopping for what you can afford.

3 Comments

  1. Robert Baker says:

    If we don’t start finding top top players, or forking out some big money , arsenal won’t be in danger of be coming a mix table team, they will be a mix table team. Let’s hope they know what the hell there doing, or this fantastic massive club could be in trouble for decades to come . It’s really sad but true I’m afraid. 😨😨😨 we need to be fighting for the best players available this summer. Throw everything at this upcoming window, everything, every penny they can muster and start with dayot upermencarno and build from there . Saliba, dayot, bellerin, kt. Saka, martinelli, willock, leno, get m dembelle, that striker from Celtic forget his name but you know who I meant. The rest an be sold for a tidy sum hundred million or so I should think, gendozy, sixth mil there. Granit x 50 mil, Ozil 20mil, hey by the time you’ve sold the rest we would be talking with lacca abba 100mil , would prob be talking 300 mil, you add it up,, then start again with a spine.

    1. Elvinho says:

      Really!!!
      We should as well sell d fans too.

  2. Break-on-through says:

    I reckon Wenger, if he becomes aware of future talents over in France, he will ring AFC up and put us onto a couple of em, or he’ll tell us what he’s been hearing of young up and comers ..through grapevine.

    A lot of those French clubs who sell players abroad, a lot of them pick them up from those lower divisions. Similar to England, only I think you’d find players with a higher ceiling over there, on average. The second and third French divisions aren’t the worst place to look for a possible bargain.

    This ploy worked out wonderfully in the summer, we got expensive winger, Pepe, after finding bargain forward – Martinelli. I have no problem with our club looking to use a PSSN (possible surprise safety net) two bites at the cherry.

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