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Ray Parlour suggests Arsenal fans would be happy if they signed Dele Alli from Tottenham

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Ray Parlour suggests Arsenal fans would be happy if they signed Dele Alli from Tottenham

Ray Parlour has told TalkSPORT (Friday, 7:35am) that he believes Arsenal fans would be delighted if the Gunners raided north London rivals and lured Dele Alli to the Emirates this summer – with the midfielder’s future still in doubt.

Alli, 24, was left out of Tottenham’s matchday squads against Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton – and was hooked before the hour mark on Thursday night during a Europa League win over Macedonian side KF Shkendija.

The latest report from The Telegraph claims that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pull out of talks for Alli, while Inter Milan and Antonio Conte remain interested in a loan for the England star. Arsenal, meanwhile, want Chelsea’s Jorginho – as per Sky Sports.

 

Arsenal icon Parlour was asked if he would take Alli at The Emirates and while Parlour made it clear that he does not believe Spurs would sell the midfielder to Mikel Arteta’s side – he reckons he would be a better fit than Chelsea’s Jorginho.

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“He would be more of a fit than Jorginho,” Parlour said. “They lack goals from midfield. Spurs would never sell Alli to Arsenal. Sol [Campbell] was different because he was on a free transfer, Spurs didn’t sell him. There would be uproar from the Spurs fans.

“They lack goals from midfield areas, and he ticks that box – he’ll get you 10 goals. Whether Arteta can get more out of him, well players are responding. Arsenal fans would be happy, they would be getting a quality player off their rivals.”

TBR’s view – Alli would be a sensational Arsenal signing

Even though there is absolutely zero chance of a deal occuring. On paper, and forgetting rivalries, £100k-a-week (Spotrac) Alli would fit into Arsenal’s side like a glove as Mesut Ozil’s long-term replacement. The Gunners need an attacking midfielder.

While Granit Xhaka, Mo Elneny and Dani Ceballos are strong options at the base of the midfield, they do not score enough or lay on assists. Alli would change that, sitting between the lines. But given the rivalry, there is no chance a move would occur.

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