In a recent report, Romagiallorossa mentioned that Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior is gathering interest from Italy with AS Roma hoping to sign the talented centre-back next year. It has been stated that Jose Mourinho wants to sign the Polish talent from the Gunners in the upcoming January transfer window.
Kiwior’s Impressive Form In North London
Kiwior has served as a decent presence in Mikel Arteta’s match-day squad during this campaign. However, he has often found himself behind William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes in Arsenal’s pecking order.
The 23-year-old has caught the eye at times on the defensive end of the field and has done well to average 0.5 tackles and 1.8 clearances per game in the Premier League. He has even been accurate when distributing possession from the back after making 88.4% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Emirates Stadium will run out in the summer of 2028. Hence, Arsenal will be under no immediate pressure to let Kiwior leave in the upcoming January transfer window.
Should Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Cash In On Kiwior?
Kiwior is a tough-tackling defender who can scan the danger quickly to earn the ball back for his side inside his half. He doesn’t mind putting his foot through the ball when the opposition are on the front foot. The Polish sensation is an accurate passer of the ball as well.
Kiwior is primarily a central defender but can also fill in as a defensive midfielder or as a left-back if asked to do so. He has proven himself to be a valuable presence in Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta’s squad.
Thus, it makes sense for the Gunners to keep hold of him for now as he could help them compete across all fronts this season. With all things considered, the North London club would be wise not to cash in on Kiwior when the transfer window commences at the start of next year.
At 23, Kiwior has his best years ahead of him and could still prove himself to be a success story at the Emirates Stadium in the long run. Thus, Arsenal should try to retain his services for the duration of his contract.