Arsenal monitoring 20-year-old Serie A defensive midfielder

Calciomercato says Arsenal is monitoring Empoli star, Samuele Ricci as the 20-year-old continues to impress.

The Gunners remain one of the best clubs for youngsters to join, and their current team is filled with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Both players are the main men in Mikel Arteta’s squad and that should be enough to convince Ricci to make the move.

He is one of the many emerging young Italian talents and he might not stay at Empoli for long.

The defensive midfielder has already made 21 league appearances for his club this season and has a goal and an assist to his name so far.

He might not make the move to the Emirates this month, but Arsenal has pencilled him down as one of their transfer targets and we need to watch and see if they would act on their interest, eventually.

Just Arsenal Opinion 

We have done a good job to groom youngsters in recent seasons and that should be enough to convince Ricci to make the move.

Italian players traditionally hardly play outside their country. That would make it more difficult to convince Ricci to make the move to the Emirates.

However, if Mikel Arteta can convince him that there is a place for him on the team at the Emirates, he could join the club.

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  1. Boubacar Kamara and this lad would be good additions to the squad once Elneny, AMN & Xhaka leave this summer. Xhaka’s time is running down at AFC. Because he mentioned that he would not change his game and Mikel mentioned that we cannot win games with 10 men. Clear signs of the separation in the waiting.

    1. Agreed mate, Arsenal in all honesty is a better team with Xhaka in it, we just generally do better. But I’ll discipline from all our players is costing us. Unfortunately with refs there seems to be one rule for Arsenal one rule for everyone else when you look at the Xhaka sending off then the Westwood challenges on Sunday.

      We have to play within ourselves physicality wise otherwise our boys see red. If Xhaka can’t change the we have to replace him. Kamara, Zakira, Ricci, Wijnaldum short term loan even going for players in our league like Kalvin Phillips.

      Lots of options we need to act

  2. Tempt Ruben Neves from Wolves, he would add so much to the midfield, offer 40 million and see what Wolves do

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