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'Perfect fit': Arsenal now told £15m player would be the best possible signing for them
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'Perfect fit': Arsenal now told £15m player would be the best possible signing for them

Arsenal have been told that Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans would be the ‘perfect’ signing for them.

That’s according to Hal Robson-Kanu, who was speaking on TalkSPORT about the Belgian midfielder.

The Tielemans to Arsenal story was one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer.

The 25-year-old eventually ended up staying at the King Power Stadium, despite interest from the Gunners and Newcastle.

He may have been wishing any sort of deal went through, with Leicester currently sitting bottom of the Premier League.

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The Sunday Mirror (25/9; page 77) suggested that Tielemans could be available in January for £15m, with the Magpies still interested.

Arsenal have been desperate to sign another central midfielder for some time.

Mikel Arteta’s side are reportedly planning another bid for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, according to The Sun.

However, Luiz is a very different player to Tielemans, and Robson-Kanu is convinced the Belgian could be the perfect signing for Arsenal

Robson-Kanu: Tielemans is ‘perfect fit’ for Arsenal

The balance of Arsenal’s midfielder looks better than it has done for years this season.

Thomas Partey has been deployed a lone number six, although there are concerns about his long-term fitness.

Martin Odegaard has been made club captain, and looks fantastic as the main attacking playmaker in Arteta’s side.

Granit Xhaka is currently playing in the number eight role, which is where you would expect Tielemans to slot in if Arsenal signed him.

Although Tielemans is a better playmaker, Xhaka offers more bite in that role and is having his best spell in an Arsenal shirt.

Tielemans’ strength comes in being able to comfortably replace any of Arsenal’s current midfield trio if needed.

Arsenal could secure a bargain if they sign Tielemans in January, and he could be the best possible signing they could make.

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“He would be the perfect fit for Arsenal.” Robson-Kanu said.

“It was all muted, it was close to happening, but actually for him now he’s obviously going to run his contract down.

“In terms of players in the Premier League who are playing at a team where they’re probably bigger than the team, better than the team, he’s 100% one of them.

“I’ve played against him first-hand, he’s top four, he’s really good.

“His manipulation of the ball, the way he dictates the play, he will move the ball through the lines, receives the ball in tight areas.

“That’s something for the way Arsenal want to play, he would have been perfect for them.

“It will be a very interesting time for Tielemans in the summer.”

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