Premier League defender would be ideal for Arsenal claims former Gunner

Stewart Robson reckons Arsenal should sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Nathan Ake is the sort of player that Mikel Arteta would like in his team, according to former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson.

The 24-year-old would cost at least £40 Million and is also being touted for a move back to his former club Chelsea, claims the Daily Mail.

Robson acknowledges that he could go back to his old club, however, he feels Ake could do a good job at the Emirates and would be his defensive choice.

“I still think Nathan Ake is good player. There’s talk about him going back to Chelsea because they can buy him for a certain price but he’s a very good centre-half, Robson said per Football London.

“He’s not the biggest but he’s got good spring and I think he’s the type of player [Mikel] Arteta will like. He would be my choice coming in from Bournemouth.”

Ake has been one of the very few standout players for the Cherries this season and one feels that it is just a matter of time before he moves on.

It is highly unlikely he will add many medals to his collection while he remains on the south coast. A move to Arsenal or Chelsea would give him far more opportunities for silverware and of course, European football.

Ake obviously has Premier League experience and so would hit the ground running but his proposed fee is a little high and I am not sure that Arsenal would sanction such a bid this month.

But never say never, Arsenal have surprised us before and may do again.

20 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    Ake IMHO is one of the best, youngish
    CB’s in the EPL atm and would be a
    fantastic signing if AFC were willing
    to splash the cash.

    Ill wait with baited breath..

    1. Sue says:

      I’d rather we went for Mings!

  2. ACE says:

    I rate TM as well Sue, was
    brilliant against LC the other day.

    Hell lets just agree to get them both
    this month..😁🤣

    1. Sue says:

      Yeah, why not!! 😜👍

      1. ken1945 says:

        Ace and Sue, the simple answer, at present, is Stanley Kronkie and his self sustaining football club.

        I would love to see Mings at the club, but there isn’t even a hint that villa would be prepared to let him go at present, let alone Stan opening up his wallet for a player with his value.

        1. Sue says:

          I know, Ken. Unfortunately Mings (& Grealish) are just a pipe dream ☹

  3. Le Coq Monster says:

    I prefer Minge!

  4. Le Coq Monster says:

    Oops…….Mings! 😆

    1. SueP says:

      Cheeky!

  5. We Gooners have little to say on the recruitment of Ake. Ake may be our preference but the onus in contracting him rest with the Manager, Mikel Arterta, Technical Director Edu and Sanllehi.
    The final factor in getting this quality player to ply his trade at the Emirates rest in release of fund for this purpose even if the Manager, Managing and Technical Directors see it inevitable.
    Hopefully the directorate will show more passion for silverware as we fans and it is our belief that Kronrenkes’ should pump funds to the club to enhance winning laurels. It should be noted that hope is not lost in playing in Champions League. We stand a good chance to win Europa Cup. Let the Management be proactive. Thanks

  6. hydrogen_afc says:

    Either Mings or Ake, both has proven themselves in the EPL, that’s what we need right now, we can’t afford to sign a CB and then start waiting for him to adapt, we’ve seen many good foreign players come to the EPL and they failed to adapt, ill prefer a CB who’s tested and trusted in the EPL over the best CBs in other top european clubs.

  7. Shakir says:

    Rob holding is back and he defended well against leeds but some of his passes were awful.luiz and sokratis is defending pretty ok but the issue with them is pace.If you dont have pace you will lose on a 1V1 situation.Mustafi has pace,penetrating passes and good aerial ability but his decision making is quite bad.Dinos mavrapanos needs more game time,should be sent on loan.

    So considering the situation within the club i think MA will have to buy a defender atleast on loan.I dont know if ake is good.And Mings has made some mistakes in this season which directly led to goals.Boateng,i know he has won many things and is a good defender but not sure how good he will be in the PL… i simply trust MA will make the best decision

  8. Innit says:

    Ake would be an excellent signing. Better than any CB we have now

  9. Grandad says:

    Ake lacks real pace and a physical presence which is what Arsenal need from a CB.

  10. Abel says:

    It seems you’re all ignoring the rather large elephant in the room regarding Nathan Ake.
    We simply cannot afford a player valued at 70M by his club in august when Leciester wanted to buy him to replace the Defender they sold to United for 80M

  11. AndersS says:

    Apparently Chelsea has a buy-back clause in his contract, and if they activate it, they have too many CB’s. Maybe we could get Christensen off them at a reasonable price. It would make financial sense, and I think it would be an improvement for us.

    1. hydrogen_afc says:

      Did you just say christensen??

      Lol

      He’s not better than the CBs we have currently

      I don’t rate him at all

      1. AndersS says:

        Well, you are of course entitled to that opinion, and I ain’t gonna laugh..
        The fact is, he was a regular in the Chelsea defense before Lampard., and I would pick any day ahead of Chambers & Holding.

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