According to a recent report from Metro, it was stated that Arsenal are interested in signing Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton and Hove Albion. It is understood that the steady growth of Mac Allister seemingly exploded after he won the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina which has caught the eye of several top clubs in Europe including the Gunners and Chelsea as they hope to bring him aboard at the end of this season.
Mac Allister’s Impressive Run Of Form At Brighton So Far This Season
Mac Allister is having an incredible campaign as he has been responsible for putting in a string of promising displays for both his club and country. He managed to help his nation win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar recently contributing to one goal and has banged in five goals for the Seagulls so far this season.
The Argentine sensation has been a consistent performer at the heart of Brighton’s midfield based on his average of 2.5 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 2.2 shots and 1.1 key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 88.6% in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the American Express Community Stadium is set to run out in the summer of 2025. Thus, it won’t be easy for the Gunners to convince the Seagulls into selling him this summer.
Should Arteta Bring Him To Arsenal?
Mac Allister remains a solid tackler of the ball and can make some timely interceptions to win the ball back for his side. He can strike the ball with power and accuracy from long range and has got the vision to make some decisive passes down the middle. The Argentina international is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but remains versatile enough to play as an attacking midfielder or as a holding midfielder if required.
At the moment, Mac Allister is enjoying a rich run of form. Therefore, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has done well to identify him as a potential target in the summer transfer window.
Mac Allister will add a lot of quality to Arteta’s midfield and will undoubtedly offer some serious competition for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka at the North London club over the coming seasons.
At 23, the Brighton star has got a bright future ahead of him and could help the Gunners challenge for some top honours over the next few years. Thus, it is only logical for Arsenal to try everything they can to lure him to the Emirates Stadium at the end of this season.