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Arsenal should rival Liverpool for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey

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Arsenal should rival Liverpool for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey

The youngster is viewed as a transfer option for the Reds, but they shouldn’t be the only club interested.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is slowly but surely getting his feet under the desk as the club’s new head coach. The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery who was sacked at the end of November.

The Gunners boss has recently overseen a win over Manchester United in the Premier League and against Leeds in the FA Cup.

Things are starting to look a bit rosier for Arsenal and having played for the club, supporters will hope Arteta is an experiment that can pay off.

During the January transfer window, Arteta could try and make a couple of additions to his squad. The defence has been a concern, whilst the form of Reiss Nelson and Nicolas Pepe might see more width added.

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A report from Goal recently linked Leon Bailey with a move to Liverpool. The man who signed for £13 million (ESPN) from Genk has proved a revelation at Bayer Leverkusen.

The Jamaican has been identified as a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho for Liverpool but that doesn’t mean they should be the only club interested.

If Bailey is to become sought-after, Arsenal must declare their interest in the 22-year-old.


Since arriving at the Bundesliga outfit in 2017, Bailey has improved each season. He has played 95 games, scoring 21 goals and registering 13 assists.

The man with six Jamaica caps has serious potential and any club that lands him would be getting a potential star of the future.


Arsenal have a history of signing younger players and turning them into quality performers. Bailey would fit the ethos of a Gunners signing perfectly.

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His pace, willingness to take players on and direct approach could see him dazzle, lighting up the Emirates Stadium in the process.

Bailey mainly operates on the left flank, although he can also play on the right-hand side.

Leverkusen will want to keep hold of their prized asset but if at any point Liverpool do show their interest, Arsenal should be in the picture to secure his signature.

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