Blow for Arsenal as Premier League club closes in on keeping their target

Arsenal has pursued an interest in Youri Tielemans for a long time and they hope to land him as a free agent in the summer.

The midfielder will be out of contract at Leicester City then and it seemed likely a club will land him for free.

Arsenal pursued Douglas Luiz on the last day of the last transfer window, but the Brazilian has signed a new Aston Villa contract, leaving them with no choice but to target another midfielder.

Tielemans has been on their wishlist for a long time and now it seems he will not join them after all.

A report on The Sun says the Foxes are pushing to keep him at the King Power Stadium and they are increasingly confident he will sign a new deal.

The Belgian is still undecided, but Leicester is applying pressure to get a commitment from him and they are getting encouragement.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tielemans is one of the finest midfielders in the EPL and he has the experience that will help our bid to become a better team.

He has other suitors and the lure of remaining at Leicester might be genuinely strong.

We need to act fast to get him to commit to joining us instead of signing a new Foxes deal.

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10 Comments

  1. A good number of Gooners , myself prominent among them, have consistently said our club will not buy Tielemans at all.
    I have never believed we are interested in him, despite the constant false rumours aired on JA.
    I factor into my thinking the constant JA need for rumours and the fact that almost ALL prove to be false . So will Tielemans prove to be,IMO.

  2. I always liked Tielemans but I’m not sure he’s right for the current Arsenal and think maybe he’s already reached his peak.

  3. Tielemans is not a good fit for the current arsenal squad imo. He is not strong enough on the ball and sloppy off it. He also hasn’t shown to have the kind of mental fortitude required to marshal the middle of the park. Don’t get me wrong, he is a talented footballer with a bag of tricks and strengths but just not solid enough as a backup for Partey and Xhaka. I use to think he can offer a goal threat from distance or offer long pinpoint quarterback passes, but I think we have the players that do those things in spades.

  4. Tielemans doesn’t have footballing intelligence as Xhaka, that I believe. He is not as resilient as Partey in midfield. He is somewhere in the middle. That in itself, can be an asset to have. But it will change the dynamics of how we play currently. Better options would be to get someone who has what xhaka has, and get someone who has what Partey has. Those two are pivotal to the way we play. And it would be great if Arsenal could bring good replacement for both. Tielemans would be a solution if we couldn’t achieve the right midfield solutions.

    1. @Daulat
      Now that would put Danilo firmly in that picture, there would be only one draw back he’s not the complete finish article yet.

      But Danilo ceiling is very high, he’s much advance at 21 than Newcastle Guimarares was at the same age, and he’s very mobile than both Partey and Xhaka,
      With a powerful left foot to match Xhaka plays on both left and right fully equipped with those Hollywood passes he’s a powerhouse alright

      A fan once said he can just imagine Arsenal left side, with Gabriel Magalhaes, Zinchenko, Xhaka and Martinelli.

    2. I beg to differ with you, Xhaka has work rate second to none, but as for natural talent and intelligence, he can’t be better than Tielemans.

  5. He will work for us,just being him because our team is short in numbers whereby we have to rest players for better results.COYS#

    1. Tielemans is a class act that should be brought in to challenge Xhaka. I fail to understand those who say he’s not good enough for us. Looking at his play and compare him with Xhaka I would say he’s an upgrade. Granted Xhaka is on song currently and there’s no need to fix what is not broken, but as a back up Tielemans would be perfect fit, plus he’s 5 years younger than Xhaka.

  6. Tielemans is a class act that should be brought in to challenge Xhaka. I fail to understand those who say he’s not good enough for us. Looking at his play and compare him with Xhaka I would say he’s an upgrade. Granted Xhaka is on song currently and there’s no need to fix what is not broken, but as a back up Tielemans would be perfect fit, plus he’s 5 years younger than Xhaka.

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