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Arsenal Eyeing A Move For Bayern Munich Star: Can He Solve Arteta’s Midfield Problems?

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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.

According to Calciomercato, as cited by TuttoJuve, Arsenal are in the market for Corentin Tolisso. The Premier League giants are, in fact, hoping to strike a swap deal with Bayern Munich involving him and Hector Bellerin. It appears the Bavarians themselves are interested in sanctioning such a move, so a transfer could soon be on the cards.

Corentin Tolisso’s Struggles At Bayern Munich

Corentin Tolisso has endured a difficult spell at Bayern Munich since joining the club in 2017. He was brought in to add more quality to the club’s creative department, but not everything has gone according to plan.

During his ongoing four-year spell in Bavarian, Tolisso has been extremely unlucky with injuries. He has had to endure a total of 12 different spells on the sidelines during this period, which has affected his overall game.

As a matter of fact, the former Lyon starlet is yet to play 1,000 minutes of league football in any of his last three seasons in the Bundesliga. The Frenchman, though, is still rated highly due to his pedigree at the highest level of football and the sheer technical brilliance he offers to the table.

Tolisso has already won the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and four Bundesliga titles during his career. Unfortunately, he is being axed by Bayern this summer in order to make way for new signings, with new coach Julian Nagelsmann particularly keen on the services of Marcel Sabitzer.

Arsenal are in the market for Corentin Tolisso - Not a smart option.
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How Does Tolisso Fit In At Arsenal?

Corentin Tolisso’s potential move to Emirates could make a world of sense, from a tactical perspective. The Frenchman is quite versatile and can play as a number eight as well as a number ten.

He could thus be an ideal replacement for Dani Ceballos, who returned to Real Madrid in the summer. Arsenal had also lost out on Martin Odegaard, so the arrival of Tolisso could somewhat help them mitigate the losses, as far as the creative department is concerned.

However, the Gunners must take into consideration the injury-prone nature of the Bayern Munich midfielder which makes him a risky target, to say the least. Arsenal have had their struggles with Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in the past, so signing Tolisso might not be a prudent investment.

The Frenchman has not played a lot of football either, falling behind the likes of Leon Goretzka, Jamal Musiala and Joshua Kimmich in the pecking order. As such, Mikel Arteta should set his sights on other alternatives in his bid to enhance the quality of Arsenal’s creative department this summer.

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