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Arsenal In Talks To Recruit This Leicester City Talent: What Will He Bring To North London?

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In a recent interview with the Que Golazo YouTube channel, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano stated that Arsenal are in talks to recruit Leicester City talent Youri Tielemans this summer. It has been mentioned that the Gunners are weighing up their options to secure the services of the Belgian sensation in this off-season.

Tielemans’ Impressive Form For Leicester Last Season

Tielemans had a decent campaign at the King Power Stadium as he produced some solid performances at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’ midfield. The Belgian midfield ace was involved in 50 matches for the Foxes last season, finding the back of the net seven times and picking up five assists in multiple competitions.

The 25-year-old was a reliable performer for Leicester at the centre of the park after he averaged 2.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 1.8 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in Premier League football. He even took care of possession well when distributing the ball from midfield as he made 83.5% of his attempted passes in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City at City Ground on February 06, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

What Will Tielemans Bring To Arsenal?

Tielemans can do a little bit of everything for his side at the centre of the park. He is a decent tackler of the ball and can make a few timely interceptions as well. The Belgian talent usually clears the danger when needed and has got a good work rate.

The Leicester City star has got the vision to play some decisive passes in the opponent’s half and can even strike the ball with power from long range. He is even proficient at making a few energetic runs with the ball towards the opposition penalty area.

At 25, Tielemans will only improve his overall game in the coming seasons. Hence, he will be a brilliant signing for the Gunners during this summer transfer window.

Tielemans will bring more energy and dynamism to Mikel Arteta‘s midfield and could go on to form a solid midfield partnership with Thomas Partey and Fabio Viera at the Emirates Stadium over the next few years. Thus, the North London club should focus on getting a deal done for the Belgium international this summer.

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