In a recent report, The Daily Star mentioned that Arsenal have identified AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali as a target. It has been claimed that the Gunners are eyeing a move for the Italian playmaker during this summer transfer window.
Tonali’s Impressive Season In Italian Football
Tonali had a solid campaign at San Siro recently as he put in several commanding displays at the heart of Milan’s midfield. The 11-time Italy international registered five goals and three assists in 45 matches for the Italian giants last season across all competitions.
His incredible contributions helped AC Milan secure the Serie A title earlier this summer. Tonali proved his worth by averaging 1.5 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.5 clearances, 1.0 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Italian top-flight. He even took care of possession well when distributing the ball from midfield, based on his pass success rate of 85.5% in league football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Milan is set to run out in the summer of 2026, so the Gunners could find it difficult to land him on the cheap this month.
What Will Tonali Add To Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta’s Team?
Tonali is a solid tackler of the ball and can make a few important interceptions for his team in midfield. He is an excellent passer of the ball and has got the eye to play a killer pass on the attacking end of the field. The Italian sensation can even make some clever runs with the ball from midfield and can strike the ball with power from long range.
At the moment, Tonali is playing some of the best football of his playing career. Hence, he is well-equipped to make an instant impact at the Emirates Stadium if Arsenal can devise a way to bring him on board this summer.
At 22, the future is quite bright for the Italy international as long as he continues to improve with each season. Mikel Arteta could be the perfect man to oversee his development at the North London club in the coming seasons.
We can expect Tonali to add more quality to Arsenal‘s midfield department. Furthermore, he could instill a winning mentality into Arsenal’s dressing room and help Arteta’s team qualify for the UEFA Champions League over the next few years. Thus, it makes sense for the Gunners to launch a big-money move for him before the end of this summer transfer window.