Arsenal in danger of missing out on midfielder with Atalanta preparing ‘official bid’

Nicolo Schira has revealed that Atalanta are pushing forward with a bid to sign AZ Alkmaar’s Teun Koopmeiners, a player he insists Arsenal are also interested in.

The 23 year-old is regularly fielded as a defensive midfielder for his club, whilst being comfortable playing at CM or CB also, but his prowess in front of goal this season has been impressive also.

Koopmeiners is credited with 17 goals and seven assists in his 40 outings in all competitions this term, a return most forwards would be happy with.

The midfielder looks like he could well be on the move this summer, with Schira claiming that Atalanta are preparing an official bid to sign him from under the noses of Arsenal, Roma and Monaco.

The Gunners are believed to be actively looking for midfield additions, with Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos having returned to Real Madrid having completed their loan spells.

That leaves a hole in our squad in both the central midfield and attacking midfield spots, although Joe Willock could well stake a claim for one of those roles after impressing on loan with Newcastle of late.

Could Atalanta’s move prompt Arsenal into firming up their interest? Does Koopmeiners goal-return scream out for a move further up the field?

Patrick

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12 Comments

  1. DaJuhi says:

    I guarantee Edu spends WHOLE SUMMER chasing Ödegaard just to be left out with his d*** on his hand.

    Watch the space!

  2. Awhy says:

    Aston Villa confirm Buendia signing, even a championship team rejected us for Aston Villa, this shows how far we have gone down.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Awhy, your point is only valid, if Arsenal wanted Buendia, as a priority and were prepared to value him and pay over £33 million plus add ons.

  3. MrLucky says:

    Lesser version of Xhaka. Also has a good left foot, but slows down play too much. His goals are due to the fact that he takes al penalties. Better defensively than Xhaka though, but not what we need imo

    1. Lemur says:

      Still 8 goals and 7 assists without penalties. Dutch U21 and AZ captain, now selected for the senior dutch squad. Big talent

  4. Nickerless Bender says:

    I can’t see the infatuation for another standard DM when I believe we have a more than capable one already. He was the team player of the year as a DM, he isn’t a slouch, passes the ball forwards and is able to spot danger and never goes hiding.

    Step forwards Mr Callum Chambers.

    If you want someone to patrol the gap between the midfield and defence I don’t see anyone better than what we already have.

    I still feel this boy has a big career in front of him and better than Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson. I just wished he never lost so many years on the treatment table.

    1. jon fox says:

      Then you are seeing somthing that no other fan sees my fanciful friend. Not a bad player at all, but to compare him to Rice, in fact to say he is better, is a sick joke ,as all serious and non biased fans know.

      1. Nickerless Bender says:

        I knew I would get a response from you Mr Fox.😄

        I think we will agree to disagree on this one as I believe that CC is more than capable to do and more what everybody is asking the dream “DM” to do. He proved it at Fulham and has learnt the hard way through experience. I will go a far as to say that if he remained fit he would probably still be an Ingerlund international. Don’t underestimate and write him off just yet.😉

        Anyway I think there are more pressing issues to look at than a DM.

        1. ozziegunner says:

          NB, I agree with your point about Calum Chambers, being given an opportunity as DM. Chamber’s ability to competently cover DM, RB and CB make him a valuable squad player; however to say that DM is not a “pressing issue” is incorrect. Arsenal has not had a top class DM since Gilberto Silva left. Getting one will allow Thomas Partey to flourish, as the Viera type box to box midfielder to drive forward from defense to attack.

      2. Nickerless Bender says:

        🤫 he IS BETTER than Rice 🤫😇

  5. Energy says:

    Am so tired of Arsenal going for all players and buying none

  6. Atangana says:

    This player really looks great. But Edu and Arteta spend the whole time procrastinating instead of taking action. Will it be the owners are reluctant to release the funds. What the heck is wrong with Arsenal?
    Everywhere and nowhere and lesser teams are winning all the great players.

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