Arsenal linked with a surprising move for Premier League ace

Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of James Maddison and he is targeting the Leicester City midfielder as a replacement for Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal and he impressed.

He showed them why they have missed having an attacking midfielder all season.

The Norwegian has returned to Real Madrid and Arsenal might struggle to land him again.

They targeted Emi Buendia as his replacement, but Aston Villa has beaten them to the signature of the Argentinean.

They have now turned their attention to Leicester’s Maddison, but they might struggle to pay the Foxes’ asking price, according to Football London’s Chris Wheatley.

He said the Gunners remain keen on a new attacking midfielder and Maddison is the latest player to attract their attention.

Arteta is being supported to rebuild this Arsenal squad, but after failing to lead them to a European place last season, he will feel that time is running out for him.

He could be sacked if they endure another poor campaign in 2021/2022 and he will want to sign the best players he can to achieve success.

Maddison will also have to decide if he wants to leave a club playing in Europe to help Arsenal to be a success once again.

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25 Comments

  1. 03 gooner says:

    This is an interesting one, question marks over his attitude and disciplinary issues. Rodgers and sterling clashed at Liverpool on a preseason tour at the beginning of his tenure there and Rodgers is quite strict on those matters so it’s possible him and maddison may have fallen out. Coupled with his recent Injury problems Leicester (Rodgers) may be open to selling him and missing out 4th spot cl he may look for pastures new. I think his value has dropped from last season, so around £50-60m offer should be enough. Now incomes us with our ambitious owners/board(sarcasm).

    1. SueP says:

      I genuinely thought the crazy transfer fees were behind us

      Agree that Maddison has had discipline issues which would make a signing rather odd and Guendouzi blotted his copy book in similar circumstances. Who knows then?

      1. 03 gooner says:

        You make a great point sueP knowing arteta management style but the difference could be the fact that maddison is more of an established player, prem proven whereas guendouzi is still raw potential but who knows, this is all hypothetical anyway lol

        1. SueP says:

          Agree all round!

    2. Sue says:

      Disciplinary issues and a bad attitude? He’ll be slated daily by some on here!!

      Tbh though, it ain’t gonna happen!

      1. 03 gooner says:

        👍

      2. ozziegunner says:

        Sue, a very good player if Arsenal can pull it off, but if Brendan Rodgers had problems discipline wise, what chance Mikel Arteta?

        1. Nigel Jones says:

          Didn’t Arteta had a problem with Gendozi with discipline how manage he want maddison

  2. PJ-SA says:

    Chelsea and Man City in our first 3 fixtures.

  3. Junior says:

    Stop jocking. Can James really decide to part way with LCFC? Especially to join us? I wonder, if yes, there’s a problem.

  4. JW says:

    Maddison would be a great addition, after we have some one who can score the goals his passes may help create.

    Unless we shore up our midfield, Maddison may not have enough of the ball to create scoring possibilities.

    But, why would he leave a team playing in Europe to join a team playing in obscurity?

  5. Reggie says:

    Do people really think this is a story that has credence. Maddison would want to come to Arsenal for what?

    1. SueP says:

      Reggie
      I’ve read 2 posts of yours tonight and you are down in the dumps😔

      1. Reggie says:

        Me? no im telling it as it is, Arsenal is the one down in the dumps. Im not one for glossing over Sue.

        1. 03 gooner says:

          Reggie, I know we are not where we should be as a club, I still think we hold some weight for players. Take maddison as a case study. He joins Arsenal, high profile club despite our struggles as a regular starter in the number 10 role, does well here, therefore attracts more from the barca’s Madrid’s bayern’s of this world and helps his England chances of course.

        2. SueP says:

          Reggie
          Until the new season starts with whoever joins us (and who goes) then I’m cheerful for now. Plenty of time to contemplate miserable-ness in the autumn.. or joy!

          1. ozziegunner says:

            SueP, Reggie and 03 gooner, I have been only a very moderate drinker for a while; however if this transfer window goes badly my wine cellar is going to get a hiding!

          2. Reggie says:

            Ozzie, i dont touch Alcohol at all im tea total, except for having copious amounts of Brandy.

  6. Matthew says:

    If he comes,it would be a good signing because he is young&also a goal-scoring midfielder&then again,it seems arteta is paying more attention to english born players for signing this season

  7. Jeanie says:

    50 – 70 million a joke keep looking🧐

  8. jon fox says:

    I regard this article as nonsense, frankly. There is not a hope in hell of us either affording or getting MADDISON. THOUGH IT IS PERFECTLY POSSIBLE THAT WE MIGHT WANT HIM.

  9. 03 gooner says:

    Reggie, I know we are not where we should be as a club, I still think we hold some weight for players. Take maddison as a case study. He joins Arsenal, high profile club despite our struggles as a regular starter in the number 10 role, does well here, therefore attracts more from the barca’s Madrid’s bayern’s of this world and helps his England chances of course.

  10. Trudeau says:

    Well after tonight’s performance we can cross Locatelli off the list of possible incoming midfielders… as much as he looks the part he’s destined for a bigger stage than Arsenal can give him right now.

    1. 03 gooner says:

      100% our chances of getting him were already slim but his price tag will now sky rocket

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Trudeau, a double whammy. Locatelli’s value has increased and Xhaka’s has decreased after Italy 🇮🇹 vs Switzerland🇨🇭

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