Arsenal linked with a move for impressive Ligue one defender

Nice right-back, Youcef Atal, is being linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Algerian has been the subject of interest from several top European sides this season following his continued impressive showing for the French side.

He made his debut for Patrick Viera’s side last season and has continued to improve this campaign.

Teams from Spain, Italy, and Germany have also been monitoring him, but the interest in his signature reportedly took a new twist as Arsenal and Tottenham joined the race.

90Min reckon that both North London sides are prepared to make a move for him should he become available in the next transfer window.

Arsenal has been looking for reinforcements following their poor start to the season and the 23-year-old is viewed as a potential long term replacement for Hector Bellerin.

Atal is a pacy fullback, but he is also comfortable playing further forward and would provide healthy competition for Bellerin in the short term.

Arsenal will be hoping that the team’s current form doesn’t get in the way of their move for the defender.

It has to be said that Bellerin is not the best defender out there, he is basically a runner and not much else.

Arsenal do need to make some significant changes to the defence and the right-back position may not need as much surgery as the centre of defence but it is not far off.

The big question is, will the board spend any money in the winter transfer window?

I am not that confident they will but who knows, they may surprise us.


  1. Mogunna says:

    Is it our priority today when Bellerin back and not freaking ,ages ago since injured last season?

    What we must be on is a top experienced CB to lock this hole killing us in that area, got worst by trading Kos for Luiz! Cheap greedy move from Kroenke to make few dollars on top!


    We are not even looking! City, Man U on the watch! Real ready to move,include a or players!

    The only way to make a change is now, we must and can do so on next game by screaming all together Chambers DM, Chambers DM before non stop game stars, help Emery who is KO, dizzy, lost in the ring, because Kroenke won’t throw that sponge ever!

    Today we have a team but wrong formation, totally confused as Emery who was forced to bench Ozil by Kroenke to make and save money! Resulting to name Xhaka instead of him as Captain. Now name Auba but it should be Laca if not OZ! Another vicious tac tic to get Auba to sign new deal but he is not stupid nor players who see Oz and Xhaka sacrificed that way!

    We got Ozil back in team by screaming Ozil, let’s get Chambers as DM to secure CB pair; it allows rest of team playing & focusing forward. We precisely not doing so at all for that! The all team runs like chicken with no heads all over trying to fill that all and its effects!

    We need a 4-1 with Chambers as DM, then it is many options in CB secured as in middle and attack, we have a lot to work with but that hole can not be filled without Chambers as DM!

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    No thank you, we had enough of these coming to AFC with their bags of bloated egos, shambolic performances and social media lifestyles. Look within the EPL or even the more physical Championship for the back line. Everybody seems to be on a paid holiday at AFC right from the top to those on the bench.No sense of responsibility and love for the club and its fans/supporters. That is reason for the sorry state of affairs where each one is blaming the other rather than taking a good look at himself and what he has to offer on the pitch.These are men on mega bucks, not kindergarten kids seeking help to go to the loo The only ones working are the groundsmen, maintenance/upkeep personnel,etc. due to them at least the Ems is well maintained and is one of the best stadiums.If only our male players could follow their example.

  3. Marty says:

    I also don’t know why we keep buying these overrated foreign players, if we want an experienced CB why not go for Lewis Dunk, I would also think about giving Chambers an extensive run in the side as CB.

    1. Enagic says:

      Also someone will be out of his mind to go out and spend £85 millions for Maguire simple because he is English same clap like Pires said few days ago.Kroenke might have to set aside £500 millions probably just to buy British players and the main problem at Arsenal for the past 10 years have been proper balance of players on pitch and it’s not fair to treat Emery this way and we are not going anywhere with players like Ozil,Xhaka, Socratis and Auba although pepe is new but he has more efforts than Auba even if we bring in new coach today we will have similar problems until we do house cleaning again for the so called big names and I hope rumors about Nuno Santo are true he might be able to take us to different direction and we don’t need David O’Leary we have right people in place in Edu and Raul also our Chairman needs to go he has nothing to do with football

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