Mikel Arteta looking to beat Man Utd to the signing of England international

Mikel Arteta wants to make a huge statement in the summer with £80 Million marquee signing

Arsenal has been linked with some interesting players in this transfer window, the Gunners have a limited budget though but that won’t stop them from planning for the summer.

One player who has been linked with a move away from his team this season has been James Maddison.

The Englishman has been a shining light for the impressive Leicester City and it seems he won’t be at the King Power Stadium for long.

Maddison has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United but the Red Devils have a major competitor for his signature now.

The Daily Express citing Football Insider is claiming that Arsenal has joined the race for his signature and Mikel Arteta has even told his pals that he hopes they can beat Manchester United to signing him.

Arsenal has struggled with creativity this season and the formerly influential Mesut Ozil is looking like a shadow of himself.

The German is already 31 and Arteta knows that there is a limit to what he can ask of the former Real Madrid man now.

Maddison is one of the best-attacking midfielders in the Premier League and the England midfielder would fit perfectly into Arteta’s system.

Maddison would be a great signing for sure but at £80 Million? Surely there are cheaper players available that can do just as good a job.

That said, quality players are not cheap anymore, just look at what was paid for Nicolas Pepe.


  1. gotanidea says:

    A great winger is worth 50+ M and Maddison is not a specialist winger

    If he is available below 50 M, get him. Otherwise we had better look for a cheaper attacking midfielder or give more chances to Smith-Rowe

    1. chukzenith says:

      I agree with you, if a player in his category is needed, it should be less than 50m.
      Nevertheless he is a very good player…

      If Arsenal are able to get him fine

    2. Sylva Olabanji says:

      Some of this article are simply unrealist. Arsenal don’t have any intention to buy Maddison.

  2. Skills1000 says:

    Maddison is a Top quality player. But not worth 80m. We need steel in midfield. Thomas Partey is what we need this January. Ceballos and Ozil to play the No 10 role. We need Partey as an alternative to Torrera. Guendouzi and Xhaka are not DMs. Except we bring in a top quality Central Defender and Move David luiz to DM role. The board have to invest this January

    1. jon fox says:

      It is not the boards money to be invested. It is the owners money and fact is the owner has not spent a single penny of his OWN money in this club all his time here. That will not change either, as realists know!

    2. Diogenes says:

      Why would Atletico sell Partey, though?
      His contract is until 2023, he’s their youth player, he’s a regular starter…

  3. gizzle says:

    I think he is over hyped. Prefer jack grealish. Will take hakim ziyech any day of the week .admin please can you please explain why my comment on the dangote article written my sylvester wasn’t shown.

    1. Andrew Elder says:

      I agree about Jack Grealish, a very underrated player who could shine under Arteta and he knows the EPL.

  4. ArsenalwinsWorldcup says:

    I think Hakim Ziyech is a much better option

  5. Shakir says:

    I dont know about this rumour but i am not convinced of maddison yet.
    But this guy can be improved because he has great potential so i think he would be a good signing but 80m is very high for him.
    Can get isco or ziyech who has much more quality than him for that amount or maybe both of them.
    It all depends on what system MA is trying to use.It seems like a 4231 and i see many teams trying to get back the no.10 role.

    And its good because a 433 which many has adapted to is merely depended on hardwork rather than quality and attractive football.


  6. Sean M says:

    Nobody’s being fooled. Any website you visit is for-profit and this is no different. Nobody’s forcing you to click the links and caps lock your comments and I suspect nobody else cares quite as much as you. Just like anything else, if you don’t like something, don’t consume it.

  7. DDK3 says:

    With respect to us and United, why would he take a step down? Would he prefer the Europa league to the champions league?

    1. Diogenes says:

      He will probably be in the CL only once with Leicester.
      Compared to that, ManU and Arsenal can offer European football almost every year AND a much higher salary…

  8. Pepe says:

    This must be a joke, because he is clearly over rated

  9. McLovin says:

    I think we should be done with big purchases like this. They will never repay the money invested in them.

    Liverpool had it smart: their whole front line cost about 100m.

    Salah 35m
    Mane 35m
    Firmino 30m

    Last summer Ziyeach was available for £25m, but we didn’t make a move. Now he’s 45m. We overpaid for Pepe, for whom I would’nt had paid for more than 40-45m.

    We need to start scouting better, and make more WISE moves in the transfer market.

    We need 5-6 new players, so we can’t pay +50m for each and every one of them.

    Kante 5m and 35m. Bargain both times.
    Ndidi, 16m. Bargain.
    Idrissa Guyeye, 8m. Bargain for Villa AND Everton.

    See, scouting is the problem, not the money – which we won’t be spending too much anyways.

    1. McLovin says:

      We’ve done some smart purchases as well though:

      Guendouzi, 7m, bargain. Worth more than that now.
      Martinelli, 6m, BARGAIN. Worth a lot more than that By the end of this season.
      Kolasinac, FREE. If we can sell him on, then he will be a great piece of business as well.

  10. ken1945 says:

    Sean M, a truthful, wise and knowing statement that most intelligent gooners, in my opinion, agree with.

    As for promoting the truth and denouncing the lies, I note that no one answered the question posed….how did AW do it?

    Surely, those “in the know”, should be able to answer simple questions correctly?

    But perhaps a bridge to far, even for the lovers of truth and those unreliable sources who try to fool others?

    I can’t see us even trying to get this player, we are struggling to even afford loan deals…let alone compete against manure, something we have never been able to do regarding transfer deals.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Admin, you’ve taken the links down that correspond to my post, but I am sure those who were linked with my reply know who they are.

  11. Sue says:

    There’s about as much chance of this happening as there is of us winning the PL this season!

  12. Reggie says:

    Not a cat in hells chance of us getting Maddison.

  13. Le Coq Monster says:

    A great rumour for anyone who likes licking transfer windows!👅

    1. Sue says:

      We all thought we’d leave that to you, Le Coq 😂😜

  14. GunnerLewis says:

    Been said on here before but would prefer Jack Grealish over him!

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