Date:3rd May 2022 at 7:00pm
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Italian Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has dropped a huge transfer claim in regards to AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who is reportedly a target for Arsenal…

THE LOWDOWN: EXCELLING FOR MONACO

The 22-year-old has emerged as arguably one of Europe’s most exciting midfielders, having impressed hugely for Monaco this season.

Tchouameni has made 32 Ligue 1 appearances so far in 2021/22, averaging 2.5 tackles and 2.8 interceptions per game (Whoscored) and even being hailed as “extraordinary” by his French counterpart Paul Pogba and “incredible” by Paul Robinson.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Liverpool and several other top European suitors in the recent past and another exciting transfer claim has now emerged in relation to the Gunners.

THE LATEST: ENGLAND AMBITION

Di Marzio told Wett Freunde that Arsenal are one of the Premier League sides interested in signing Aurelien Tchouameni, with the midfielder reportedly keen on a future switch to England.

Reports have claimed that Liverpool have already made contact about a move. Meanwhile, it has been suggested that his asking price has been set at £59m.

The well-renowned transfer journalist has now claimed that the midfield ace is ready to move to the Premier League. And one of the clubs keen on offering him that chance are the Gunners.

“A lot of clubs in the Premier League follow him. Arsenal, Manchester United to name just two. He would like to play in the Premier League. He stayed with Monaco for another year to wait for the chance to play in the Premier League. I think it will be the summer he changes,” he told Wett Freunde.

THE VERDICT: TAILOR MADE

Midfield is an area of the pitch that Mikel Arteta will certainly be looking to strengthen this summer, with a freshness required, in terms of age.

Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga remain Arteta’s only first-team options in the middle of the park, and the Spaniard will no doubt be looking to bolster his options with quality.

The £36m-rated ace represents the perfect acquisition, in that respect, coming as a hugely exciting option, such is the quality of his all-round game.

The eight-time France international is a colossal figure off the ball, as mentioned with his defensive statistics, but he is also strong technically, enjoying an 87.2% pass completion rate in the league this season. He looks tailor-made to thrive in the Premier League, given its physical, technical style.

Tchouameni’s long-term potential is great and he is someone who could be seen as a long-term replacement for the likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny whose contract expires this summer, but can also become a key figure in the Gunners side immediately.

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