Tielemans vs Neves: Pundit predicts which one Arsenal will sign

Kevin Campbell believes Arsenal will choose Youri Tielemans over Ruben Neves if they are only able to sign one of them.

The Gunners have targeted the Leicester City and Wolves players in recent seasons as they impress for their respective clubs.

As Mikel Arteta rebuilds his team, one or both of them could land at the Emirates before next season begins.

Former Arsenal man, Campbell, admits he would love the club to buy both players because they need squad depth.

But if he had to choose one of them, it would be Tielemans because the Belgian has goals in him.

He tells Football Insider: “We need extra competition in midfield and we need goals from midfield.

“Tielemans can score goals. He creates and scores goals. He can hit them from 25 yards or get in the box and be dangerous.

“I think Arsenal have a lot of needs and requirements. I would both of them but if I had to choose one, I think Tielemans is the one Arsenal will prioritise.

“Goals from midfield would be massive for us. It would be key. He would score double figures every season if he was at Arsenal. An extra 10 goals makes a big difference.”

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Campbell is spot-on with this assessment because we truly need more players to get depth in our squad.

We also need goals from midfield, so a new player for that role with goals in him will be of enormous benefit to us.

However, Arteta will have the final say on which player joins the club because he knows what he wants.

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  1. As long as we don’t sign Morata, he was a flop in the PL with Chelsea, and the rumours are we intend to pay 25 million, talk about going backwards, we will be a laughing stock signing that misfiring misfit.

  2. Tielemans has the goals and he is also far more affordable. Neves is priced at 70 million according to recent reports, while Tielemans, entering his final contract year, is reportedly available for 35 million.

    Neves is a holding midfielder, and given that Arsenal just signed elneny, Neves makes sense if Arsenal sell Partey, which would be good business. Neves is more more durable and with such a thing squad, a durable holding midfielder would be a good idea.

    An Arsenal team capable of competing for a title.

    Net cost – 95m

    GK – Ramsdale (Ryan)
    RB – Tomiyasu (wan Bissaka – Man U)
    LB – Tierney (Tavares)
    CB – Saliba (Holding), White (Tarkowski – Burnley)
    DM – Neves – Wolves (Elneny)
    CM – Tielemans – Leicester (Xhaka, Lokonga)
    RW – Saka (Mbueno – Brentford)
    LW – Smith Rowe (Martinelli)
    CAM – Odegaard (Smith Rowe)
    S – Jesus – Man City, (Kean – Juventus, Nketiah)

    Sales: 166m (conservative estimates) – Bernd Leno 12m; Pepe, 20m; Gabriel, 40m; Partey, 40m; Bellerin, 8m; Torreira, 12m; Guendouzi, 8m; Mavropanos, 4m; Mari, 4m; Reiss-Nelson, 4m; Maitland-Niles, 12m, Cedric, 4m; Runnarsson, 1m

    Acquisitions: 265m (realistic estimates) – Tielemans, 35m, Neves, 70m, wan Bissaka, 25m; Tarkowski, 25m, Mbueno, 20m, Kean, 35m; Jesus, 55m.

    1. Leno, mavropanos, pepe, torreira fantastic business for these one if we sell them at this price. Mavro is already done. This guy value now is minimum 20m. Guendouzi probably 30m. Who put conpulsory option to buy in their loan deals ?! While Torreira should have been given a compulsory option to buy at atletico when he was given vs partey for 20 minimum. Triple big mistake. Compulsory option to buy for the ones with a avlue that could grow… 👍 . If we were to sell Gabriel, 40 is a joke. We paid 50m for white and 30 for saliba, 18 andunproven at this level. Arsenal need to change the trend. Not sure if kroenke is aware of all of these negotiation mistakes… glad that he still back up the team and invest some money that should have been saved.

    I haverepeatedly sauid that we will nort sign Neves who, as amerely decendt but far from top clas p;layer is overpriced by at least thre times IMO. Nor does he score more than the occasional, albeit blinding goal. Tielemans will be far better value and is a far better, more suitable and more mobile and productive player and will be far cheaper, esp as his contract is fast running out. Tielemans is a distinct possibility though far from a certainty , but Neves will not be a Gooner and I AM PREPARED TO BET ON IT, IF ANYONES WISHES.
    I don’t say MA is dead set against it but simply that it will not happen, mostly for financial reasons and I DON’T want him anyway, so am glad he will not be coming.

    There are far better than him around for the silly money Wolves will demand. I could see Newcastle possibly chasing him but NOT US!

    1. I prefare we getting Tielemans , Jesus and Osinhem if possible and we will be good to go, even to the premier league.

  4. I also prefer tielemans too and i’m confident he will come to us if we tempt him with the right offer plus real madrid getting to sign tchouameni.

  5. Dream on. Tielemens will want champions League. May as well stay at Leicester and compete for top 4 next season.

    1. He is a true fan of arsenal, he will love the move to the Emirates it will be a dream come for him

  6. Goals from Midfield helps win titles .. The thing is he will cost us around £60 million or more… Please make my dream come true Sign Tielemans…..

  7. Truthfully though Arsenal will not sign Tielemans for £60 plus million or Neves !! we will buy a midfielder and a striker and a full back and a Attacking winger but not for 60 million a player !! 5 players needed at a cost of 150 million again and young players !!

  8. Neves is more defensively stable and a good distributor of the ball and can score from long range 🙏💥

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