Arsenal target suffers season ending injury

Arsenal transfer target, Tariq Lamptey has been ruled out for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery to repair his hamstring, according to The Athletic.

The England Under21 and Brighton full-back has been one of the best right-backs in the Premier League this season and has been on the radar of Arsenal for a while.

The Gunners are preparing for the departure of Hector Bellerin, who moved a step closer to rejoining Barcelona after Joan Laporta became their latest president.

The Spaniard remains a key member of their team, but he has been heavily criticised for his performances this season and Arsenal might cash in on him.

His current deal runs out in 2023 and the Gunners have to offer him a new long-term one or sell him when the transfer window reopens.

Should he leave, 20-year-old Lamptey will be the perfect replacement for the Spain international.

Lamptey only joined the Seagulls last year from Chelsea, but he has been so good that the club has offered him a new deal that keeps him with them until 2025.

Arsenal will have to cough up a lot of money to sign him because of that development, but it would be money well spent if he continues the upward trajectory in his development.

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11 Comments

  1. Innit says:

    Poor guy. Hope he recovers fully

  2. gotanidea says:

    He’s too small to replace Bellerin and we’ve got Maitland-Niles/ Soares. A good RB isn’t rare either, so I’m sure we’ve got some talented young RBs in the academy

    1. Pepe says:

      Really??
      So what is rare is limited one legged left footed cm/DM?
      When did height become an attribute associated with a RB?
      Even thou lamptey is still very young non of those players you mentioned have any thing close to the qualities of the boy…
      Thou I will like him to come to arsenal but I will like him to work else where in a smaller team let’s see how he develops in next few years to come

      1. gotanidea says:

        Bellerin got beaten easily in the air by the likes of Marcos Alonso and Bernardo, so Lamptey will lose more aerial duels. Whereas the likes of Adama Traore, Wilfried Zaha and Mohamed Salah have never been able to get past Maitland-Niles

        1. Pepe says:

          For bellerin he was easily beaten in the air and for M Niles no one gets past him..
          What does Niles offer you as a Rb other than his man marking
          And I still say that height has never been an attribute to knowing a good rb because they play mainly on the wide area
          if you have a tall Rb it’s only an added advantage
          You can’t expect bellerin winning many headers when we have Mari,holding and luiz as cb
          Niles offers nothing on the RB that he can’t offer at any other part of the pitch we all know he is good at one and one marking, strong and fast but he also doesn’t have the skill of a traditional Rb both in attack, link up play and positioning

          1. gotanidea says:

            I reckon Arteta’s tactics need attacking fullbacks who’re good in dribbling, but sometimes their heights are crucial in our penalty box. Bellerin is great in attacking, if we can ignore the fact that Marcos Alonso made two goals in two games by winning aerial duels against Bellerin

            Maitland-Niles’ problem isn’t his abilities, but his motivation to play in the RB position. So we better look for an RB with decent height and excellent attacking abilities, if we really have to sell Bellerin

          2. Pepe says:

            We have enough tall players to rely on bellerin winning headers in the box…

  3. McLovin says:

    Go for Fabien Centonze of Metz. Statistically the best RB in the world right now and would probably be moderately priced since he seems to be going under the radar.

  4. Adajim says:

    It’s not yet summer we have started Creating a delusional transfer. Arsenal fans can’t change ever. Funny how we raise our hope too high. Am sure most fans would love to buy a whole new players.

  5. Danny says:

    He will perfectly in at Arsenal as hes always injured!!

  6. Documentor says:

    Yet another injury prone player thay we want to buy 😃😃😃😃

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