Arsenal keep a close eye on No.8 Premier League midfielder

Youri Tielemans is ready to quit Leicester City as he hinted at a new challenge to further his career. Belgium international is reportedly close to signing for Arsenal, who have emerged as frontrunners for the footballer’s signature.

The Gunners have their priorities ready for the summer, with the Spanish manager targeting specific footballers for specialist roles within the squad. Arsenal made a big splash last summer as they signed six footballers to bolster many areas of the team and could be ready for another major splurge in the upcoming window.

The Gunners narrowly missed out on a top-four place despite being touted as favourites to play UCL football next campaign. They will lose out on massive financial benefits due to their failure to qualify for the tournament, but that has not deterred their transfer ideas.

Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing a centre-forward, a midfielder, a full-back, and a wide forward in the window. Additionally, they want to extend the deals of footballers like Martinelli and Saka as the coach builds a solid team for the future.

One of their primary requirements is to sign a new midfielder who could cover an attacking No.8 position on the left side. Mikel Arteta wants a footballer who can slot in the role similar to that of Odegaard on the right side and stays keen on bringing a footballer with PL experience. The Belgian midfielder is the Gunners’ priority target, as reported by many outlets and journalists.