Arsenal Eyeing A Summer Swoop For RB Leipzig Midfielder: Can He Solve Arteta’s Problems?

Arsenal are mulling over a move for Tyler Adams - One for the future?
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According to The Athletic, Arsenal are mulling over a move for Tyler Adams. The RB Leipzig midfielder has emerged as a potential option for the Premier League giants, as Mikel Arteta continues to look for choices that can improve his midfield unit. The Spaniard is particularly favouring young, versatile players, thus putting Adams on the top of his list, with Leipzig set to face another battle to keep hold of another top player.

What Can Tyler Adams Bring To The Table?

Tyler Adams is among the latest products of the Red Bull franchise’s conveyor belt of talents. Originally a member of the New York Red Bulls youth academy, he arrived in Leipzig in January 2019 and has never had to look back since.

A defensive midfielder by trade, Adams is typically identified as a utility player. He can play across various positions, including the right wing-back as well as the right-back slot, in addition to his favoured central or holding midfield position.

From a stylistic sense, the US international is an aggressive footballer – one who likes to attack the opposition and put pressure on the opposing ball carrier. It makes him a useful asset in the second line of press for Leipzig, although the midfielder can work down the wings as well, providing crosses into the box for attackers to run into.

Adams thrives particularly in a counter-attacking situation, which is hardly surprising given that he is a product of the Red Bull academy. His aggression, coupled with his versatility, makes him a real asset for Leipzig.

Arsenal are mulling over a move for Tyler Adams - He is a versatile operator.
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Where Does Adams Fit In At Arsenal?

Arsenal have recently expressed the desire to add more quality in their midfield department. Tyler Adams, in that regard, could be an ideal fit as he can create an excellent partnership alongside Thomas Partey in the double-pivot.

Alternatively, the 22-year-old can be considered a potential alternative in the right wingback slot, especially with Hector Bellerin facing an uncertain future of the club. Adams is a tactically astute operator as well, having been coached by Julian Nagelsmann during his time at Leipzig.

It should bode well for Mikel Arteta, whose tactical setup requires a lot of positional discipline.

Is Adams A Realistic Option For Arsenal?

Tyler Adams is certainly an attractive option for Arsenal given his age, talent and versatility. Him being an American also has its marketing advantages, but unfortunately, the 22-year-old might not be a realistic option for the Gunners this summer.

Leipzig have already lost two of their players in Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate, which has already made the club bosses furious. The Bundesliga giants, therefore, should be determined to keep hold of the American international.

The player himself might favour a prolonged stay at Leipzig, especially after the arrival of Jesse Marsch as the new head coach. The American tactician had a key part to play in giving Adams his breakthrough in MLS and the midfielder, therefore, should be keen on the reunion next season.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.