Arsenal see Ligue 1 star as alternative to their top target

L’Equipe via The Independent claims that Arsenal has identified Mounir Chouiar as an alternative to Thomas Partey.

The Gunners want to add a new midfielder to their team in this transfer window. They have been linked with moves for the likes of Houssem Aouar and Partey.

Both players are high-profile names and Arsenal will face tough competition to sign them, apart from the high transfer fee that both will command.

Partey has been the club’s top choice, but Atletico Madrid has told the Gunners that they will have to pay his release clause of around 50 million euros to sign him.

Because of this, Mikel Arteta’s side has now turned their attention to alternative players.

The report claims that 21-year-old Chouiar has now emerged as a top target for the London side.

The Gunners will face competition from Leeds United and Wolves for his signature and he can reportedly be signed for around £18.5m.

Mohamed Elneny has started Arsenal’s last two competitive games and he was in fine form for them against Fulham.

He may still be sent back out on loan this summer, but if he continues his fine run of form, the club might decide to keep him and halt their search for a new midfielder.

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11 Comments

  1. Henry Root says:

    Isnt he a young winger?

  2. gotanidea says:

    The author definitely hasn’t done his due dilligence, since Mounir Chouiar is a winger and Thomas Partey is a central midfielder

  3. ACE says:

    If AFC are unwillingly to pay the
    asking price for TP then IMHO
    they should turn there attention
    to Ibrahim Sangare. At 23 tender
    years the Ivorian has already
    played 80 games for Toulouse
    and is widely considered one of
    the most promising young talents
    in France. Although he lacks the
    big game pedigree of TP, Sangare
    possess the physical, athletic and
    technical skill set to dominate the
    middle of the pitch. I would
    concede he may need some time
    to settle in the EPL, but my word
    what an incredible talent for a
    measly £10M

    I’d be more than excited if AFC
    passed on TP and were able to
    welcome both Aouar and Sangare
    to the Emirates.

    And Chouiar seems to be ore in
    the mold of Aouar than Partey

    1. Sean M says:

      Agree ACE. He has some of the best defensive stats in the French league. I’m shocked he hasn’t already been snapped up, although I’d imagine it’d closer to the £15m mark.

    2. Durand says:

      Here here Ace, fine comments regarding Sangare. Young man is an absolute beast with a mountain of potential. It’s worth the transfer and a year under Arteta’s tutelage; since Arteta was a solid midfielder himself

  4. Grandad says:

    Since when did a winger become an “alternative” to a defensive midfielder?.

  5. Mrcool says:

    I wonder why arsenal didn’t snap up doucoure from Watford.
    He went to everton for just 20 mil.

  6. Daren Hubbard says:

    I had to check current midfielder options some are leaving what will be left I think can and will improve. I want the assist king back rather than tell him he is no good negative comments haven’t helped him on the pitch during the 8 years it affects his performance I wonder if positive comments will do the opposite?. Other midfielders younger less experienced but the only way to get better is to play against better more experienced opponents. Why not try this season with the current players
    Even if you got the best midfielders in the world there would be no sure way of knowing they’ll work with the team
    as expected why gamble fifty million. In my opinion the team under arteta management is looking very good especially after the last manager I will not mention his name I am trying to forget that happened and I am not talking about arsen WENGER. He was a great manager but more about buying low developing players selling with a profit on top the trophy cabinet suffered. Arteta wants to see trophies and keep profits good a hard job which at the moment he is making it look like an easy task fans wanted more got it in only a few months. lastly Liverpool did your team get two trophies in such a short amount of time? no so the joke is on you 😂😂😂

  7. Akonteh Andrew says:

    The Manager should keep the Egyptian and train him specifically and particularly on his ROLE, on the pitch. The Manager should assign amd build him on an identified and crutial Role to give pressure on opponents.. I know that Arteta can do that if he decides to. With his experience and quality, the Egyptian will pick up fast and complement Xhaka at the midfield with Mailand Nile too.
    The League I incoming can work with three of them to get the best
    Forget about Partey and the Lyon player for now. If in January we still need them then it’s ok then. Think about it. Thanks

  8. ACE says:

    Sean M

    Toulouse was relegated from Ligue
    1 last season and I believe have lost
    there first two fixtures of the
    campaign so far. The club has to
    be bleeding cash and would be
    foolish IMHO to play hard ball
    over Sangare. £10-15M is still
    highway robbery for a player of
    his potential.

    Hes no Mustafi…😂😂

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