The Youri Tielemans to Arsenal rumours simply won’t go away

Nothing has changed; the Tielemans to Arsenal links are not going away anytime soon.

Anyone who wanted Youri Tielemans for Arteta’s project should be concerned about how ice cold his transfer links appear to have become. For the past several months, the Belgian international has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.

Because he was in the final year of his contract at King Power last summer, Arteta could have signed him for between £25 and £30 million, which is arguably a bargain considering the impact the 25-year-old can bring to any team he joins.

Arsenal never bothered to bid for him, and many were perplexed when Arteta chose to bid for Douglas Luiz on deadline day, but Luiz’s Villa bosses rejected Arsenal’s advances. We would have had more chances of getting him for Arsenal’s team than to prise him away from Aston Villa to the Gunners first team.

But due to the fact that Arsenal did not sign a holding midfielder last summer, so it would seem obvious that doing so this winter seems natural, although the options would appear to more severely limited in the middle of the European season.

However, following Gabriel Jesus’ injury in the World Cup, a move for a midfielder has been called into question, as all transfer efforts are focused on Arsenal weaponizing their attack. But that of course doesn’t mean that a midfielder isn’t still urgently needed for the rest of the season.

Yes, we still have the very competent Elneny back in the side after injury, and the young greenhorn Lokonga waiting in the wings, but are either of them likely to take us to the level of a League title winner?

So we are still in need of a EPL proven top midfielder in the mold of Luiz or Tielemans, don’t we?

If you’re wondering if Arsenal is still interested in Tielemans, the Transfer expert Dean Jones tells GiveMeSport the Gunners are indeed still interested.

Hinting that Arteta knows he lacks a player like Tielemans, saying, “I think that they are still concerned about lacking a certain profile of player within their squad, and that is one of the reasons that these players [Mac Allister and Tielemans] continue to be linked and why Tielemans is still on the radar.”

Arteta has another chance to sign Tielemans on a cheap deal this month, but he can sign him for free in the summer.

Hopefully, the Spanish tactician has a good reason for his Tielemans transfer call in January if Leicester play ball this time around…

Daniel O


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  1. Uh huh.

    Yet another betting link woven artificially into an article.

    Is it the same author as last time?

    How much is this guy getting for posting these site links?

    @Pat – did you notice that and decide to let it through?

  2. A very provoking peice, there is no comparison between Douglass Luiz and Yori Tielemans.

    Douglass Luiz is a Brazillian International complete defensive midfielder, a little on the mean side with some nastiness to his game.
    The national team now has a lot of top players now ahead of him.

    Tielemans is a Belgian International who is slow , very average with a low ceiling, note no top half team has shown intrest.

    He will find easier opportunities in the summer when he’s on the free, but am told he has a huge appetite for piss pot loads of quids.

    1. I actually think tielemans has a fairly high ceiling – he’s got everything technically, but i think he’s lacking in determination (which is why I don’t really want him and don’t think we’ll end up buying him).

  3. Wait a minute please JA and us Gooners. If truly Arsenal want to reinforced their holding midfield section in the team this winter window.
    And will do it to sign a new top quality holding midfielder to suit this purpose. So as to have the Dmf section in the tram upgraded to the next level. So as not to jeopardize the chances of the club at winning the treble this season.
    Which Arsenal are looking seriously contesting for them to win this season.
    To achieve those rare treble title wins. Those hierarchy bosses at Arsenal concerned with doing the incomings for the club, should avail themselves with any opportunities that arose this winter window to sign a new top class Dmf for the club.
    And seize the opportunities at their disposals to do it.
    And do it this very winter transfer window. By signing for the club the stand out midfield enforcer in all aspects of the game at the top level of it. From the quartet of: Declan Rice at West Ham, Douglas Luiz at Aston Villa, Danilo at Palmeiras and Youri Tielemans at Leicester City in a pecking order by my own reckoning to do the top job for Arsenal.

  4. he would be a good signing in the summer for free

    will fans insist the club pay 25m for 4 months of football
    or sign him for in 4 months time

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