Pundit claims coveted Arsenal target will not fit in at the Emirates

Darren Bent has discouraged Arsenal from making a move for Chelsea winger, Willian as the Brazilian might not fit in at the Emirates.

Willian is a target of Arsenal ahead of next season as he looks set to leave Chelsea on a free transfer.

He will be out of a contract at the club after the FA Cup final and if they cannot reach an agreement by that time, he can sign for another team.

Arsenal and Tottenham are two big sides looking to land him and Bent believes that he will be making the wrong move if he joins the Gunners.

The former Tottenham striker reckons that the winger will struggle to get game time at the Emirates due to the fact that the Gunners look well-stocked in attack.

Adding that if Arsenal did sign him, it might affect the development of the likes of Gabriel Martinelli.

“I think Spurs would be in for him with the whole Mourinho factor, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Arsenal were interested – they want all of Chelsea’s leftovers… this is one I’d actually take, though!” Bent told talkSPORT.

“But, you look at Arsenal’s front line and they’ve got Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka… there are quite a few there so he might not suit Arsenal.

“He might not get as much game time and signing him could also stunt the growth of a player like Martinelli.

“But as far as Spurs, he’d fit right in there.

“Their right-hand side has been a problem, they’ve tried Steven Bergwijn and they’re tried Lucas Moura out there and its hasn’t quite worked.

“But if you now go Willian, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, that changes the whole dynamic of that team going forward.”

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4 Comments

  1. Kehinde Odukogbe says:

    I did not agree with Darren Bent claim, or perhaps he’s actually saying this because he is a former Tottenham striker and as well Tottenham’s fan. As far as am concerned, William can fit in at any of the two clubs. Be it Arsenal or Tottenham, he should make his choice as he wishes. Thank you.

  2. Philip says:

    Arsenal need Willian he would be perfect 4231 pepe Willian aubameyang and lacazette up front .

  3. CoachY says:

    l feel Arsenal doesn’t need William, we need a left winger and William preferable position is right which will affect Pepe. I feel we need to address other important position, a defensive midfielder,defender, a right back, adavnce attacking midfielder.

  4. The Deluded One says:

    Lets go through the priorities.

    1. Sort out Aubas contract.
    2. Resign Ceballos on loan.
    3. Get a CB
    4. Get 1 CM and 1 AM
    5. Get 1 left back
    6. Get 2 more CB
    7. Improve our attack.

    Challenge: do this with a minimal budget and what we get from player sales.

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