Should Arsenal raid Emery’s old club for top midfielder?

There have been many transfer rumours linking Arsenal with midfielders as we are expecting Jack Wilshere to be moving on and are still waiting for Aaron Ramsey to begin talks with the club on a contract extension, so it is likely we are going to need reinforcements in that area.

One of the best available at the moment is PSG’s Adrien Rabiot, who is also entering the last year of his contract at Unai Emery’s old club and may be looking for a new challenge according to Talksport, who said: Napoli, Arsenal, Juventus AND Tottenham Hotspur interested in Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot.

Rabiot is only 23 but having won everything in France in his 8 years at PSG, including 4 League titles, 4 Coup de France’s and 5 Coup de Ligue’s he will surely be prepared to join his old boss in the Premier League. The only sticking point would be what sort of transfer fee the moneybags from PSG would want, but if they price him out of a move they would risk losing him for free next summer.

Rabiot has been linked with Arsenal many times in the past, but could Emery’s influence finally persuade him to come to the Emirates?



  1. John Legend says:

    If he had a good relationship with Emery, it could help. But then, any major signing has to hit the ground running

  2. Sue says:

    I like quite a few PSG players, so he can raid them, that’s fine with me!!
    Rabiot is good along with Draxler… wonder if we’ll ever land him?? Always linked with him!

  3. Remember Resource? says:

    OT: Arsenal have completed the signing of lichsteiner. Sokratis will follow him into arsenal. Both deals done #donedeal

    1. John0711 says:

      Im pretty sure hes waiting for UTD


      Hahaha is that time of the year

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Yeah it’s like being an ice cream van man. He works about 4 weeks a year.

  4. But I Prefer Veratti than Rabiot in this season’s transfer.


      I prefer we go for Messi rather than Rolando.

  5. Billy says:

    After Arteta was quoted at 1-10 on the betting to be next Arsenal manager, I won’t believe any transfer rumours until reported on Arsenals official website.

  6. barryglik says:

    Stop trying to buy titles.
    like Sheiky Chelski and yanited.
    We already have Xhaka Ozil
    Mkhitaryan Ramsey Wilshere Elneny Nwakali Nelson AMN.
    We don’t need any more mid fielders.
    We brought in the new manager
    to get the best out of the players we already have.
    If Emery is any good he will get them all playing brilliantly.
    If he can’t improve the team then
    he has to feck off like the last bludger.
    If its all about buying players then the club shoulda sold
    to Usmanov not Kroenke and then we could have
    bought Messi and Ronaldo and Neymar 7 years ago and won ten titles by now.

    1. Sean says:

      We have no known CDM or Wingers at the club. Even the GreatPep had to spend some money & look what they did…. Football unfortunatly is all about money these days, do you really believe that Unai can wave a magic wond & get the best out of every player we have with no CDM to progress? Jack is ready to leave, new instagram post phrases ” start of a new chapter”.

      He has to be given funds to build a team & Arsenal is no quick fix we need quite a few players coming & definitly going!

  7. Phil says:

    A lot will depend on Wilshere whether or not we will need to buy a replacement.Very good player this lad and an improvement on Wilshere and Elneny for sure.But AMN needs a chance and if he is determined and focused he could be a far better CDM than we ever imagined.
    I would release Wilshere and stick with AMN and Elneny with Willock as cover.We need a pacy winger more than replacing Wilshere.BUT every thing we do to improve up front and in midfield is POINTLESS if we don’t sort out a GK and the DEFENCE.

    1. Counsel says:

      @ Phil good analysis

    2. Enagic says:

      we need new faces Wilshire, Ramsey and elneny need to go and Ozil and welbeck

  8. Counsel says:

    Karius is walking alone,his life is in danger

  9. Sergio says:

    I rate Rabiot, but at 23 and with his success at PSG he’ll cost too much. I also don’t think we need to be looking at midfielders until we sort our defence out.

  10. ruelando says:

    I would rather he shopped at Sevilla than PSG, i get the feeling he was not able to do his best because he was dealing with some rich spoiled kids, whose parents did not like their children to be roughed up, while at Sevilla he had normal kids who accepted instruction and were harder working.

    Really looking forward to the decisions he is going to make, on how to move forward with arsenal

  11. Grandad says:

    Spot on Phil.Rabiot is left footed as is Xhaka,Wilsh ere and Ozil. We need a balanced midfield anchored by a right footed DM not Rabiot.

    1. hackinubee says:

      We have them already in for of our new no. 4 and AMN

  12. Break-on-through says:

    I’d like Rabiot at Arsenal, he’s a good athlete, strong lad and he has quality. He’d be a good option though I’d say without full game-time he’d pack up and leave. That’s the only thing I don’t like about him. When he was a kid coming through the ranks, PSG had a wealth of talent yet this lad done as much talking with his mouth as he done on the field. Slowly but surely he earned his place, but in the beginning he was a little bit mouthy for my liking. French players, in particular do have problems in the national sides with players rubbing each other up the wrong way. Holland had that problem too at times. The odd character you get away with, but too many of them that clash isn’t worth the trouble. Like imagine Cazorla and Rabiot were fighting over the same spot, Cazorla would rise to that challenge and be the ultimate professional. Rabiot on the other hand I believe would act very differently. I may be being harsh because I’ve only seen it from the outside, but it’s the impression that I got ..very early on from Rabiot.

  13. Break-on-through says:

    To those who say Ozil cannot cut it in a high tempo pressing system.

    PSG were gonna buy Ozil only they didn’t act quickly enough. Emery talked about pressing, but he also talked about positioning for when the ball is won back. Ozil could be a very important component in our pressing game.

    All players don’t have to make a dart for the man with the ball, or even for a man. You block off the space between two players while your teammate is descending on the man with the ball. You’ll be unmarked if the ball is won. It’s as much about cutting off passing lanes as it is about winning possession.

    Germany press when they don’t have the ball.

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