“My Team Is Arsenal”: The Gunners Must Consider A Move For This Rising Star Of French Football

Arsenal’s shocking exit from the Europa League knockouts summed up their season in terms of despair and downfall. The appointment of Mikel Arteta as the new Gunners’ chief brought in moments of efficiency in their game. Still, the struggle in Europe continues amid their potential absence from Champions League football for a fourth successive campaign.

Although the London giants might still increase their trophy count by claiming the FA Cup crown, Arteta would struggle to keep hold of his key names if they fail to make it among the European elites once again. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the lone warrior at times while spearheading the attack. In contrast, the disappointment continues for Alexandre Lacazette due to a lack of form as well as fitness concerns.

The Gunners, therefore, must eye a younger prospect who is affordable yet has immense potential for the future. They should join the hunt for Josh Maja alongside Everton and Chelsea. The 21-year-old Bordeaux sensation has revealed his ‘dream’ of playing in the Premier League and labelled Arsenal as ‘my team’ in a recent interview with BeIN Sports (as quoted by the Metro).

“Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League. Hopefully, in the future, that opportunity will come. ‘My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway.”

This should be viewed as a transfer boost for the Emirates heavyweights despite undergoing the worst possible phase during their remarkable Premier League regime.

The Rise Of Josh Maja

Maja has his youth stints with Crystal Palace, Fulham and Manchester City before signing for Sunderland in March 2015. He soon made it through to the senior side of the Black Cats and enjoyed a breakthrough season in League One with 15 goals in 24 outings. He was then roped in by the French outfit Bordeaux just over a year ago (for £3.5m) and eventually earned everyone’s attention this term with five league goals (that includes a hattrick against Nimes) and two assists in 20 outings (started only 5 of them) [stats via Transfermarket].

Why Arsenal Must Consider A Swoop For The Young Attacker

The Gunners are blessed to have 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli in their ranks. Still, the inclusion of the Nigeria international should add more firepower, flair as well as youthfulness in the attacking third. The commitment would be there while donning the famous kit of his boyhood side. Also, the gaffer might finally find a worthy alternative of ageing Aubameyang for years to come.

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