Ornstein reveals Arsenal’s top midfield target

Arsenal make decision on new midfield signing

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans is at the top of Arsenal’s list for the number eight position.

With Elneny’s and Granit Xhaka’s long term future under doubt, central midfield is one of the priority positions for the Gunners in the upcoming transfer window.

Several names have been linked to the North London outfit in the past few months. However, Tielemans currently holds the strongest appeal to the hierarchy at London Colney.

With only 12 months’ left on his deal at the King Power Stadium, the Belgian international will be allowed to leave for a lower price.

And Arsenal are ready to pounce on the opportunity. In his report in The Athletic, Ornstein wrote, “Arsenal’s key decision-makers are thought to be in favour of acquiring the former Monaco midfielder, and dialogue with his representatives is said to have offered cause for encouragement.”

That would be music to the ears of the club’s faithful who would jump on the chance to see Tielemans in the iconic red and white jersey.

The 25-year-old has made 154 appearances for the Foxes since his £35m move from French side Monaco in the summer of 2019.

Since his switch to England, he has scored 24 goals and assisted 23 times. Which is an impressive number considering the fact that he plays as a central midfielder for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

A midfield pivot of Thomas Partey and Tielemans already makes me feel excited. A world class striker with Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Partey and Tielemans operating behind him already makes my mouth drool.

I just cannot wait to see the new Arsenal. Hopefully, it will be in the Champions League.

Yash Bisht

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  1. Tielemans would be an excellent buy but I feel CL football will be necessary to clinch the deal as there are many clubs vying for his signature. He is good at dribbling, through passing, breaking low blocks and also great at taking free kicks and in the Belgium national team he has the company and advise of the best midfielder in the world in Kevin deBruyne.

    1. Sorry to disappoint you Gun Smoke, Liverpool have already been in discussions with Monaco over Tchouaméni and are favourites.they have good relations with Monaco since Fabinho who could persuade him.

      1. Really, that should not stop us from trying, Arsenal has a good name in France.

        Siamois we have to do things a little different for now if its mean paying a little more at times,
        This kid would be a strong statement signing..

  2. This week Tielemans admitted that before signing for the foxes after his loan he knew of Arsenal interest but he looked at our midfielders and knew that he wouldn’t get much playing time due to the quality of our players.he also said that he never turned us down/told us no but yes to Leicester.

    1. Yes I do remember we were looking at him, and this Nku nku kid as well.

      He has not been impressive of late and seems a little round, he seems out of shape, we may have to do some work on him if he does come to us

      1. I don’t know his stats but I haven’t been impressed by him this season,contrary to Madisson who despite being injured has hit double figures for goals and several assists.as for Nkunku is the first player from the top 5 leagues to have double figures for both goals and assists.

        1. Just seriously sit back and look at us.

          We will be looking extremely attractive if and when we qualify for that top four spot.
          A very stable club in London with a rich tradition and on a upward trajectory.

          Am not worried in fact very optimistic, base on the last attempt on incoming by the gaffer, the path is Crystal clear he wants to play a 4 3 3

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