Arsenal midfield target is perfect for them insists Whelan

Noel Whelan is convinced that Renato Sanches is the perfect player for Arsenal to sign.

The Gunners will continue to strengthen their squad and the Portuguese midfielder is one of their many targets.

After struggling at Bayern Munich earlier in his career, the Euro 2016 winner has been reborn at the French club, Lille.

He helped them to win the Ligue 1 title last season, and he was also impressive at Euro 2020.

This has made him the subject of interest from several clubs around Europe, including the Gunners.

Former Leeds United man, Whelan, tells Football Insider that the former Swansea loanee is the right fit for the Gunners.

“He’s exciting. He’s got great speed, can dribble really well – and with real power.” He said

 “He can really commit players going forward, and that’s what Arsenal are all about under Arteta.

“They’re looking to break forward with pace through the likes of Saka and Smith-Rowe – and Sanches could just add to that even further.

“He would fit right in at Arsenal. It’s all about characters.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Mikel Arteta has added some exciting players to the squad in recent transfer windows.

Our midfield has been bolstered with the likes of Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga. However, we need to keep adding quality players to the squad.

With Mohamed Elneny almost certain to leave, Sanches is probably one of the best replacements we can get.

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  1. With only PL games left, there is not the pressing need for midfielders now that we are out of all cup competitions.

    If one comes in, likely they won’t be starters. If they are, who gets benched? Odegaard? ESR? Partey? Xhaka unlikely to be dropped by Arteta.

    ESR is leading scorer, we paid 30 million for Odegaard, and Partey is finally finding some form.

    Ideally a Bissouma, Bruno, or DM type to partner with Partey would help push for top 4.

  2. No deal till summer,just gonna try out academy players if senior team players get worked last campaign cos those kids are our main heroes.

  3. We need to see what happens with Auba. Is he going or staying?

    Next up a midfielder from the Premier League. Go and buy Bissouma, him and Partey would let you youngsters guns be able to play their attacking football.

    If we are not going to sign a striker then start using Martinelli up top with Smithrowe out left, Saka on the right and Øde behind.

    Laca is leaving and has missed far too many chances, Auba is the same & we still need a striker but we need to ship Auba out 1st. Could be stuck with him

    1. Sean , if you don’t realise by NOW, that Auba is finished at Arsenal ands will NEVER play again in our shirt, then the word “unperceptive” is not nearly enough to describe you!

      Where have you been hiding these weeks, not to even know this truth!

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