Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Arsenal set to battle it out for Turkish star with AC Milan and Dortmund


For the first time in 25 years, Arsenal have missed out on European football. It is surely a time for reflection for the club. However, they will still continue to strengthen their team as they look to reclaim their former glory under Mikel Arteta. Though it will be difficult to attract top players but the Gunners can still pull a few good players towards them.

They are set to be involved in a battle to sign Turkish winger Cengiz Under. The attacker spent a season-long loan at Leicester City from AS Roma. However, he failed to impress during his time in the Premier League. This season he only made 19 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions.

Cengiz Under to Arsenal

According to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb via The Mirror, Arsenal want to sign the Roma winger this summer. The Italians are willing to sell him as well for as little as £17.2million.

Arsenal are also preparing to let go of former Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazilian had an underwhelming season at the Emirates. There were high expectations from him considering he had performed very well for the Blues a season prior to that. This season he made 37 appearances in all competitions scoring just one goal.

Cengiz Under to Arsenal .

Mikel Arteta now wants to replace the Brazilian with Under. The former Başakşehir winger primarily plays as a right-winger and he likes to cut inside. He likes to use his pace and dribbles skills to attack defenders.

Why Leicester City are not signing Under?

When the Foxes signed him last summer there was some good amount of buzz around it. However, things haven’t gone as per plan for the Turkish international. Brendon Rodgers’ side also have an option to buy him for £22million after the completion of his loan period.

However, it is unlikely that they would be willing to spend £22million to make his stay permanent. This can be clearly seen from the number of appearances he has made for Leicester City this season.

Rodgers himself has admitted that this was an adaption year for him. Thus the manager did not select him because there were other players in the same position who understand the league better than him.

Will Arsenal be able to sign him?

Will Arsenal be able to sign him?

Arsenal seems to be heading towards a revamp this season. Many players will leave the club thus they should have the cash to sign him. However, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be interested in signing him.

Currently, both the Rossoneri and the BVB can provide him with Champions League football. While the Gunners are not even in a position to offer Europa League football. The other two clubs can offer him better football than Arsenal.

AC Milan finished second this season and next season they will try to close the gap to Inter. They are closer to a league title than the Gunners. As for Dortmund, they have always given young players a chance and he could get more playing with them compared to Arsenal. Thus it will be very difficult for Londoners to sign him.

12th Man Opinion

Arsenal fans won’t be very pleased with this news. This is because Under hasn’t done very well in the Premier League and he is not exactly a very exciting player. Arsenal already have Saka and Pepe to play in that position as well.


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