Arsenal return to Lille to sign 20-year-old midfielder

Arsenal and Lille have a very good business relationship which has helped the Gunners land some talented players from the French club.

The Ligue 1 side has groomed some of the finest players in the world, including the likes of Eden Hazard and Idrissa Gana Gueye.

They still have some talented individuals coming through their ranks, and Arsenal is looking to add Amadou Onana to their squad, according to The Sun.

The Belgian is just 20, but he has experienced playing in the Champions League and other competitions with them.

Clubs are monitoring him, and he will have a huge future in the game.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side is not looking to wait for too long before making a move for him.

The report claims the midfielder is one of their summer targets, and they could add him to their rebuild before this transfer window closes.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We have added some fine players to our squad in this transfer window, but we still need squad depth.

A move for Onana will make us even more secure in midfield, and it will give us the chance to field a strong starting XI in different competition.

He might want guarantees of playing time before joining. Allowing him to remain at his present club for another season could make him agree to the transfer.

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  1. Would Pepe be receptive to a move back to Lille as part of a deal for the very impressive Onana?We would probably have to subsidise some of his wages to tempt the French club.

  2. He’s huge, strong and surprisingly quick. Mature but only 20 and maybe goes to ground too often for the EPL. Octopus legs though like Vieira. Excellent prospect depending on the price. Bought by Lille a season ago for 6m, current value 10m so would cost I imagine 15-20m. Any more maybe too much? Good understudy for Partey.

    1. Could not agree more have seen his. Pace and likes to tackle. Partey can guide this youngster to be the Vierra we all miss and loved.. I really hope this deal can be made

  3. I think its better the idea of onana+grimaldo than 50mm for lisandro martinez.

    I haven seen lisandro play but it does more sense to me to get to players who own the positions that we need and that will be able to fight for each position, than 1 expensive player just because is more versatile.

    1. Lisandro is more important to our team than onana, we don’t have an established defender in our team like lisandro. And he can perfectly fit Tierney position when injured .let me me tell you the secret. A big team must have proper defender not attackers .if you defend well .You have 99 percent to win the games

      1. I agree, a famous National Football League coach said “Offence wins games, but defense wins Championships”

  4. We are looking at Onana but we value him too low at the moment. Maybe if/when we get desperate we will increase our interest. Unlike most of the articles on here, this one has some legs but we aren’t running yet.

  5. This is exactly the type of player that Arsenal
    should be SIGNING not LOOKING AT.

    The young Belgian ticks ALL THE BOXES for
    the type of player profile that Edu and MA
    are supposedly looking for and would be a
    wonderful addition to the midfield room.

    For the price AFC should wrap this young
    midfielder destroyer up ASAFP.

    But I’m sure Arsenal’s predictable dilly dallying
    will see Onana end up somewhere else

    1. Every single target with tangible interest arsenal have been quick(Fabio, raphina,Jesus)even Martinez the issue is simply over paying for players that’s why no one despite Chelsea allegedly hijacked the deal for raphina haven’t gotten him bcos of the complexity of the negotiations so please stop spreading false rumors

      1. How am I spreading false rumors? I simply
        stated that Arsenal SHOULD sign the
        young Belgian.


        1. ACE I think we should sign him as well. I actually thought he was off to Inter though?

          But we will more than likely say we are after him watch him go somewhere else then we will go after him the following season for ridiculous money. I’d rather we just took the chance on him

      2. I have seen Martinez’s passing he is good and accurate. He is a piece we need in our defence, we shouldn’t let him slip through our fingers.

        For me Onana can wait ✋

  6. Onana looks the ideal Partey understudy and not Lokonga, Onana has the physical presence needed for the Premier league besides being quick and technically sound, Arsenal should go for Onana before his price skyrockets.

  7. IMO Onana would be a great signing, he would be good cover for Partey,

    I have always loved his kind of player, with him we can drop every chase on Lisandro please.

  8. Now this would be a shrewd signing. He certainly has the physical attributes(mobility, Tackling,Interceptions) to thrive in the no.6 role in the EPL and as back up to Partey, would allow him to time to work on his passing which still needs a bit of improvement. He can also play in the box to box role with his ability to drive forward with the ball. Onana(£15M) Grimaldo(£10M) and Emmanuel Dennis/Ismaili Sarr(£30M) would represent decent business to conclude incomings this transfer window.

  9. I think 30 million plus will be his going transfer fee as other clubs like West Ham have started a bidding war already

  10. I have seen Martinez’s passing he is good and accurate. He is a piece we need in our defence, we shouldn’t let him slip through our fingers.

    For me Onana can wait ✋

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