“The way Arsenal play, he’d suit them” Kevin Phillips urges Arsenal to sign this midfielder

Former Sunderland star, Kevin Phillips is confident that Youri Tielemans will suit Arsenal’s style of play and wants the Gunners to make a move for the Belgian.

The midfielder has been one of the most impressive players in the Premier League, where he turns out for Leicester City.

Bigger clubs in the competition admire him, including the Gunners and he could leave the King Power Stadium at the end of this season.

With Mohamed Elneny potentially leaving the Emirates, the Gunners might have to invest in another midfielder, and Tielemans should be high on their wishlist.

Phillips has watched how Arsenal has insisted on playing from the back, and he says that suits the former AS Monaco midfielder because he knows how to keep possession of the ball.

He tells Football Insider: “The way Arsenal play, he’d suit them. Arteta wants them to play out from the back and Tielemans is very comfortable on the ball.

“It would cost them a lot of money to get him out of Leicester but it’d probably be worth it. He is a signing that they need. They need extra quality in that area.

“I think he’d be a great signing for Arsenal. It’d be a major blow for Leicester.”

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We have made some impressive signings in the last two summers and Tielemans would be another great addition to our squad.

The midfielder has been a leading player at Leicester and his fine form is one reason they won the FA Cup last season, with him scoring the winning goal.

His ability to hold the ball and pick the right pass will be very helpful and he might become the perfect long-term partner to Thomas Partey.

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  1. This is one signing we should definitely do. Even if it is £50 million, do it. The effect will be worth it. He has played for so long and still just 24. He has a long career ahead of him and he will own our central midfielder for years to come. We should be all over this. Him and Partey in midfield will be something else. He has proven that with Ndidi at Leicester City.

    1. Exactly! I dont quite understand how he has flown under the radar as for me hes the best deep-lying playmaker in the league. He’s a constant goal-threat, creates, tackles, great passing range. And he’s almost never injured!

      Do we have any player to send their way to sweeten the deal?

  2. Great signing! Please Edu do not let this opportunity go for nothing. Tielesmans is a briliant player with a lot of premier league experience, please i can’t wait to see him in gunners shirt. Gunners 4 real

  3. Tielemans is a fantastic player and would be a dream signing. Arsenal should be after him and sign him asap instead of pursuing Arthur Mello.

  4. To me he is more important then Vlahovic . Although Vlahovic is world class but he is yet to be tested in England . Tillemans is proven winner . Him and Partey will certainly dominate the middle which is key areas on any team to have success . At the moment if I had to choose one , I will certain choose Tillmans over Vlahovic . Scoring goals off late is not a problem for Arsenal . They race for top 4 will be down to the team that can break a stubborn defence and having both in the middle plus the afformated from 4 can break a team . Get this deal done Edu and take us back to CL. Then I am sure Vlahovic will also be eager to join

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