‘Fact of the matter’ – Pundit claims that Arsenal target will move on

Chris Sutton has claimed that Youri Tielemans has ‘had his head turned’, and that the Arsenal target ‘won’t be at Leicester’ after the current transfer window.

The Belgian international has just 12 months remaining on his current deal with the Foxes, meaning he is in a strong position should he want to push for an exit this summer.

Leicester can still make him play out the remainder of his deal if they are willing to resign themselves to losing one of their best players for free, but it is likely that they would prefer to cash-in knowing that the player is very unlikely to extend his contract with the club.

Sutton goes as far as to claim that the player has changed his stance on staying after acknowledging the interest in his signature from certain clubs, and is certain that he will in fact move on this summer.

“He has had his head turned,” Sutton said live on BBC Radio 5L(via HITC). “He won’t be at Leicester (next season). That’s the big rumour, isn’t it (Tielemans to Arsenal).

“The fact of the matter is that if he wanted to stay at Leicester (then he would have signed a new contract).”

It seems as though we would likely have wrapped this up already had we secured a top-four spot, but we still appear to be leading the race for his signature, and I really hope we can get it done. Tielemans is a top player, who still has better to come, and would improve any squad in the division in my eyes.

Am I alone in thinking that the Belgian is amongst the best midfielders in Europe?


CALLING ALL ARSENAL FANS! Anyone who would like to contribute an Article or Video opinion piece on JustArsenal, please contact us through this link

Just Arsenal Show – Dan Smith: Am I Mr Negative Or Do Some Gooners Not Like Any Criticism?

Tags Chris Sutton Youri Tielemans


  1. I would like to get Tielmans but to sugget heis among the BEST MIDFIELDERS IN EUROPE, is IMO atad too strong. Good , even very good? Yes, perhaps.
    But great? Not been so yet IMO.

    Of course being a language man I PREFER TO USE WORDS AS NEAR TO THEIR TRUE MEANING AS I CAN. Some on here use hype all the time and use “great” instead of “good” or World Class instead of very good .

    Some also and stupidly use the word “hate” when they are discussing others opinions of the lack of merit of a player To suggest we HATE footballers,just because we do not rate their ability, is about as childishand wrong as it is possible to be.

    HATE is for what Putin is doing in Ukraine. It is correctly used for racism, villains, cruelty, wars, bigotry, Covid etc. But never, unless you are very childish indeed-which sadly, some are- about a footballers abilities as a player.

    So please all you “children,” of whatever actual physical age you may be, PLEASE STOP MISUSING “HATE” , as to do so, effectively sanitises and dilutes the GHASTLY EVIL of that word!

  2. Not sure what the hold up for this deal is, at least from our end of things, £25-30M is a snip for a player of his quality. Maybe he is still weighing up his options, who knows.

  3. My wish is to see osimhen from napoli to play at arsenal this season, all these other transfers to me are not the priorities

  4. Spot on… Current owners lack vision for Arsenal. Fans have lowered the bar. It’s so unacceptable. Top 4 as a target isn’t good enough. We should be aiming higher.. Why not think if ourselves as worthy EPL championship contenders. Shame on those fans celebrating a 5th position…as a success..

  5. I hope we get Tielemans as early as possible before he changes his mind. A great player to have in the midfield, good both offensively and defensively.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors
JustArsenal Top Ten UK Blogs