Arsenal linked with a move for 21-year-old Ligue 1 star

Arsenal has been linked with a move for 21-year-old Lens defender, Loic Bade, according to Calciomercato.

The youngster has established himself as a regular at the Ligue 1 side and has played 30 competitive games for them this season.

Arsenal has always done business with French teams and has signed the likes of Willam Saliba and Alexandre Lacazette from the competition in recent seasons.

Saliba hasn’t started playing for their first team yet, but they also signed Gabriel Magalhaes from Ligue 1 and the Brazilian has been in fine form for them.

Badé has a lot more development to do, but he has already shown enough promise for a top team to sign him.

Arsenal faces an important summer and their fans will expect the squad to be bolstered.

However, it would hardly be with a player like Badé because he would need time to deliver the performances that they need.

They can add him to their youth team or send him back on loan to another Ligue 1 team as they have done with Saliba who is on loan at Nice.

Mikel Arteta’s side will face serious competition for his signature with the report claiming that AC Milan and Sevilla are also looking to sign him if the chance arises.

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  1. It doesn’t matter who we sign, we could sign the man city team this summer and we’d still be crap.. players come here and think they’re in a holiday camp… There’s been a loser mentality at Arsenal for years and it stems from the top, the sooner we get Kroenke the boardroom, edu, Vinai and Arteta out of the club we can start looking forward again until then we’ll be stuck in midtable or even worse!

  2. First start with sacking Arteta. I wouldnt trust him with another penny to spend.

    Ek’s takeover bid is in progress so it will take time.

    With luck, we will have new manager and new owner in thr summer.

  3. We have enough central defender to last a lifetime. We need creative midfielders who can create chances for the strikers and break down defences that decide to ‘park the bus’ as Villareal did last night. Odegaard is not the answer and neither are Partey and Ceballos. Partey has been a complete waste of money, Ceballos has a good game then a shit game and l don’t see why Odegaard is rated so highly. Was there a reason why Xhaka wasn’t playing last night? Elneny has been better this season and then benched. Our kids are good but would they be in city’s, utd or chelsea’s team, no. I cannot see past the fact that the problem lies with Arteta – he buys or loans the players and has the job of getting the team revved up for games which he is not able to do. How could they be so lacklustre last night in a game that would define our season

    1. Agree Anthony, Arsenal also have young CB’s on loan apart from Saliba. A stocktake of the “talent” available needs to be undertaken before buying more players.

    2. Why partey is a waste of money. This guy was a driving force in Madrid midfield. Playing CL games and top Spanish football. And suddenly he is crap. It is because of poor management. And injuries. Remember arrête rushing him against Tottenham to get another injury. Playing him alone in pivot role. He can’t go from that suddenly to crap player.

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