Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Roma set to hijack Arsenal and Tottenham target this Summer


Italian side AS Roma looking to strike a deal with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Marcel Sabitzer in summer. The Austrian midfielder played a crucial part in his country’s journey in the recently concluded Euro 2020.

English Premier League side Arsenal are currently in preparations for the Premier League season, which is set to kick-off in two weeks’ time. However, the results aren’t satisfying for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta.

The London giants have played two friendlies so far and have lost one, drawn one. The first friendly ended up in a defeat against the Scottish side, Hibernian. Emile Smith-Rowe found the net for Arsenal, who lost with a 2-1 scoreline.

While, the other friendly took place yesterday against another Scottish side, Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. Arsenal were dominant in this clash with the game stats in their favor. The Gunners were excited to see a new signing, Nuno Tavares starting the game for Arsenal.

Arsenal's new signing Nuno Tavares scored on his debut against Rangers in a club friendly
Arsenal’s new signing Nuno Tavares scored on his debut against Rangers in a club friendly. (Image courtesy: Getty Images)

The Portuguese full-back made his debut for Arsenal and found the net as well. However, Arsenal couldn’t win the friendly, thanks to a late equalizer from Nketiah in the 83rd minute. Arsenal’s midfield area is a big worry and the club is keen to stabilise it with new additions.

However, Manuel Locatelli deal is far away from happening as per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. The Italian midfielder was fantastic in the Euro 2020 competition by finding the net twice. He got 272 minutes under Mancini and had 85% passing accuracy.

Roma’s interest in Arsenal target:

Roma target Arsenal's target Sabitzer
Jose Mourinho wants quality in their midfield with Marcel Sabitzer’s signature. (Image Courtesy: Imago Images)

According to Eurosport, Jose Mourinho wants to seal the deal for Austrian Marcel Sabitzer ahead of Premier League sides. Both Spurs and Arsenal are keeping tabs on the midfielder for his signature in the summer.

Jose is a long-time admirer of Marcel Sabitzer and wanted him in London during his tenure at Spurs. Now, the Portuguese manager wants to bolster the midfield setup by Sabitzer’s signing. However, it won’t be an easy task for Roma.

Arsenal might need Sabitzer’s creativity in the middle of the park. They also suffered a lot last season failing to control games in the midfield area. Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka might join hands with Jose at AS Roma this summer.

Sabitzer’s impressive Euro 2020 stat

German side RB Leipzig ready to accept any offer ranging below £15m for Marcel Sabitzer this summer.
German side RB Leipzig ready to accept any offer ranging below £15m for Marcel Sabitzer this summer. (Imgae: Getty Images)

Marcel Sabitzer had a stunning stat in the recently concluded Euro 2020 for Austria. The midfielder played four games in total for Austria in this competition. He had 85% passing accuracy and 12 attempts on goal.

The Austrian midfielder is also capable of playing at wings if required. Sabitzer also had an assist to his name in this Euro 2020 competition. The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the German side, RB Leipzig, who are ready to listen to any offer ranging below £15m.

Leipzig want to offload the midfielder this summer to prevent him from leaving as a free agent next summer. Jose Mourinho is keen to sign the midfielder, however, they will need to beat Arsenal and Spurs in this race for Sabitzer.


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