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Arsenal Set To Step Up Their Chase For This Leicester City Midfielder: What Will He Bring To North London?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Sun stated that Arsenal are set to step up their chase for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans. It has been claimed that the Gunners are planning to seal a £30m move for the Belgian international this summer.

Tielemans’ Decent Form At The East Midlands Last Season

Tielemans had a decent campaign with the Foxes last season when he put in several influential displays at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’ attack. The 25-year-old scored seven goals and secured five assists in 50 appearances for the East Midlands club last season in multiple competitions.

The Belgian sensation gave a good account of himself at the centre of the park based on his average of 2.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 1.8 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball from midfield, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 83.5% in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).

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Belgium’s midfielder Youri Tielemans looks on during a press conference of the Belgian national team, the Red Devils, in Tubize, on June 7, 2022 on the eve of the UEFA Nations League – League A Group 4 football match against Poland. – (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA/AFP via 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 get stuck in with a few tackles to earn the ball back for his team at the centre of the park. He provides good protection for his backline and can chase the opposition down well in midfield.

The Belgian talent can create some decent chances for others around him and can strike the ball with power and venom from long range. Tielemans can even make a few clever runs with the ball towards the opposition penalty area which makes him a worthy target for Arsenal to pursue during this summer transfer window.

We can expect Tielemans to bring a lot of energy and dynamism to Mikel Arteta‘s attack at the Emirates Stadium. He could even help the Gunners secure a top-four place in the Premier League next season.

With all things considered, Arteta would be wise to try everything he can to secure the services of Tielemans in this off-season. He has what it takes to become a real success story at the North London club as he already knows the Premier League well by now.

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