'The missing piece', 'title challenge, not even kidding': Some Arsenal fans buzzing after hearing who Edu's spoken to
A number of Arsenal fans have welcomed speculation linking the Gunners with Youri Tielemans.
According to Goal.com, Arsenal have held talks with the Leicester star’s agent over a potential move.
Mikel Arteta is currently light in the middle of the park, with three Arsenal midfielders currently unavailable.
Granit Xhaka recently tested positive for covid while Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are at the Africa Cup of Nations.
In addition, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined Roma on loan.
Tielemans is a talented, highly rated midfielder who’d be a superb shout for Arsenal.
The Belgium international has just 18 months left on his contract and probably won’t sign an extension, reports Goal.com.
Clubs across Europe are positioning themselves to land the Belgium international and Arsenal apparently want to be in the mix.
Discussions have reportedly taken place with the 24-year-old’s representatives at London Colney in recent weeks to explore the situation.
The Goal.com report claims a January move is unlikely, with Leicester expected to keep hold of him as they look to convince him to sign a new deal.
However, Arsenal apparently believe they could be an appealing option for the midfielder in the summer, especially if they can offer him Champions League football.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans have made of the speculation:
He would be perfect for us. Great on the ball and has a really tenacious personality! Would be the best signing out of everyone we’ve been linked to. Anything below £35mill is a great price.— BobTalksBall (@BobTalksBall) January 12, 2022
Even better than Guimeraes— Darmson (@Darmson2) January 12, 2022
For me, he is the missing piece in the midfield area.— David Reichert (@DavidReichert1) January 12, 2022
If we somehow manage to get Tielemans, my god we will have a serious player. Top 4 will be secured atleast for next 3-4 seasons for sure.— Amit Parab (@amitparab) January 12, 2022
Tielemans!! Oh my God,make it happen.— Abraham🇬🇭 (@Nicki_Ab) January 12, 2022
If we get Tielemans and Guimares next summer, we can really mount a title challenge. Not even kidding.— alex (@afcalexs) January 12, 2022