'The exact profile we need': Arsenal fans want Kalvin Phillips signed this summer
Arsenal are a club who will no doubt be busy in the transfer market this summer, with a host of names already linked with a move to North London.
Mikel Arteta is once again looking to tweak and change his squad around. Last summer he got the likes of Gabriel, Willian, and Thomas Partey through the door. Those three have had mixed success, with the Gunners’ youngsters being the standout players in the squad this season.
As well as incomings, Arsenal are also likely to sell a few. Wheeling and dealing might be the name of the game for Arteta and Edu, especially if they are to try and fund a number of new signings. Those new signings will need to cover a number of positions, too.
The defence will need adding to with David Luiz on his way out. While in midfield, Granit Xhaka could leave, and Dani Ceballos is due to return to Real Madrid following his less than inspiring loan spell this time around.
Midfielders needed for Arsenal
A number of players seem to tick the boxes for Arsenal in midfield. Sheffield United’s Sander Berge is being heavily liked, as is Brighton star Yves Bissouma. Both are said to be open to moving to The Emirates, and both would add quality and steel.
However, following Leeds United’s win over Burnley this weekend, some Arsenal fans think that Kalvin Phillips is the man their club needs to be going all out to get. Phillips put in a fine performance in general, but caught the eye with a particularly brilliant pass which picked out Jack Harrison before Rodrigo Moreno scored.
Phillips has been instrumental all season in all truth. Leeds are much better with him in the team. He dictates the game, sets the tempo, and brings a Yorkshire steel to the middle of the pitch for Marcelo Bielsa. But he also has quality with the ball, as his pass showed.
Arsenal fans, then, were all over social media suggesting that Phillips be the player the Gunners make a move for. It would, of course, take a hefty chunk of change for Leeds to even consider selling. And in fairness to Phillips, he’d probably not want to leave his boyhood club anyway.
But that hasn’t stopped Gunners fans from making their feelings known about Phillips on Twitter. Some Arsenal supporters firmly believe that the England man is the key signing their club needs to make this summer.
Here, then, is what some Arsenal fans had to say this weekend as Kalvin Phillips once again impressed for Leeds United.
Kalvin Phillips @Arsenal yes plz
— Darren McLoughlin (@miffy84) May 15, 2021
Why isn’t @Arsenal looking at Kalvin phillips who is the exact profile we need to replace Granit Xhaka rather than another partey version Bissouma
— Sharath Krishnan (@Kannanz2207) May 15, 2021
Arsenal should go for Kalvin Phillips this summer
— Ojuelegba Kirk Franklin (@shipwreckflo) May 15, 2021
Kalvin Phillips dictates play so effortlessly. If Xhaka leaves Arsenal this summer, he should be a target. Would be tough to prize him away from Leeds though
— SK (@xSalman14) May 15, 2021
Na we can’t elneny can do this
— Clxys26♠️ (@c10ys) May 16, 2021
Marcelo Bielsa deserves credit with what he’s done at Leeds. Harrison, Phillips, Bamford, Meslier, Dallas, Ayling all turned into great players under him and they’re looking at a top half finish with an average team on paper. Would gladly take him at Arsenal.
— Allan Riley (@AllanRileyy) May 15, 2021
What a ball from Kelvin Phillips. Jack Harrison is quality
— A F C 🔴⚪ B A M (@ArsenalHomerton) May 15, 2021
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