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Arsenal Hold Talks Over This Leicester City Midfield Ace: Perfect Fit For Arteta?

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According to a report from The Sun, Arsenal have held talks with Youri Tielemans’ representatives over a potential transfer at the end of this season. It is understood that the Leicester City star would be available for free this summer, and the Gunners could have a shrewd acquisition in that sense.

Tielemans’ Campaign With Leicester City So Far This Season

Tielemans is having a difficult campaign with the Foxes as he has struggled to help them be consistent in Premier League football. The Belgian sensation has banged in four goals and earned one assist in 27 appearances for Leicester this season in various competitions.

The 25-year-old has been a useful contributor at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’ midfield based on his average of 2.1 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 1.0 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even taken care of the ball when distributing possession from midfield after making 83.9% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City linked to Arsenal
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 04: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City battles for possession with Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 04, 2023, in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

His current contract at the King Power Stadium is set to run out at the end of this season. Thus, it makes sense for the Gunners to snap him up on a free transfer later this year.

Is He The Perfect Fit For The Midfield Department At Arsenal?

Tielemans is known for his exceptional vision, passing ability, and intelligence on the field. His playstyle is characterized by his ability to dictate the tempo of the game and create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates. The 25-year-old excels as a deep-lying playmaker, using his excellent range of passing to launch attacks and maintain possession. He’s also a threat from a distance, with a penchant for scoring long-range goals.

The North London club have been searching for a creative midfielder who can contribute to the team’s goal-scoring efforts, and Tielemans fits the bill. His exceptional vision and pinpoint passing can help unlock opposition defences, providing the likes of Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka with more goal-scoring opportunities.

The Belgium midfielder’s playstyle and unique skill set make him an attractive prospect for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal. His creativity, tactical flexibility, leadership, and set-piece expertise could significantly improve the Gunners’ midfield and overall team dynamics.

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