Arsenal in the race to sign former Tottenham teenager

Arsenal has become the latest team to show interest in PSV’s Noni Madueke.

The 17 years old joined the Dutch side in 2018 from Tottenham and has made rapid progress in Holland.

He was assigned to the Dutch side’s youth team but he has impressed enough to be considered for their first team in recent games.

He made the bench twice before getting an appearance against VVV Venlo recently and he has caught the eye of several top sides.

The Daily Mail claims that Arsenal and Wolves are set to battle for his signature. Both Premier League sides have shown that they trust youth and no doubt would love to land this hot prospect.

His current deal has just 18 months to run but he hasn’t indicated that he wants a return to England yet.

Arsenal will be hoping that he isn’t a serious Tottenham fan as he would not want to play for his team’s biggest rivals.

Mikel Arteta has done well with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, it is unclear if Madueke would be impressed enough to want to join the Arteta revolution or if he would prefer to remain in Holland and develop further.

On a personal note, I would love it if Arsenal signed a youngster discarded by Tottenham who then went on to have a very successful career at the Emirates.

That may sound a little petty but I cannot help myself when it comes to that lot and any chance Arsenal can get to get one over on them, all the better.

9 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    An English left-footed RW who plays in Netherlands. That boy could be Pepe’s competitor if Nelson doesn’t cut it as an RW, but Arsenal have to scout him thoroughly first

  2. SAGooner says:

    Leave him where he is if he is not a defender. Let’s concentrate on DEFENDERS, for goodness sake!

    1. gotanidea says:

      We already have:

      – 5 RBs: Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Mustafi and Chambers
      – 5 LBs: Kolasinac, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Saka and Xhaka
      – 7 CBs: Luiz, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi, Mari, Chambers and Xhaka

      However, we don’t have wide attackers who can dissect tight defenses like Adama Traore. Barcelona’s merry-go-round passes are currently killing their creativity, so Arsenal shouldn’t follow their dullness

      1. Jahben says:

        Gotanidea
        With all honesty, I don’t know how you can classify, Sokratis and Mustafi as RBs or Xhaka as LB. The fact is we have one LB in Hector and 2 LBs in Tierney and Sead, AMN, Saka, Chambers & Xhaka have only been makeshift due to injuries and suspensions. We really need a back up RB and quality CBs before we look for more attacking players.

        1. Jahben says:

          Sorry, one RB in Hector

          1. ozziegunner says:

            👍

    2. ACE says:

      You do realize that Arsenal have scored a paultry 24 goals in there last 14 EPL matches.
      The CB’s have been underwelhming at times but this ridiculous notion that Arsenal are mired
      in mid table mediocrity solely because of the back four deficiencies is grounded in a bias
      myth.

      If the club were getting a decent return on there over $240M (Laca, Auba, Pepe, Ozil)
      offensive investment Arsenal would be seriously battling Chelsea, City and LC for the EPL
      silver medal this year.

  3. Abel says:

    @Ace, perhaps the problem with the attack could be that we are too often a goal down too early in most matches and it’s always an uphill battle for our Attackers to score goals against a team who are defending a lead and prefer to pick us off via counters.
    Another problem could be a lack of creativity in our midfield in open play. It would be interesting to check the statistics of the number of crosses we make into the opposition box compared to other EPL teams.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 On the matter of Arsenal picking up Tottenham discard Madueke, they have a lot of ground to make up for Tottenham gaining Arsenal discard Harry Kane. Poor Liam Brady still has nightmares about letting him go from the Academy!

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