Mikel Arteta told to bring brilliant £80 million duo to the Arsenal this summer
Arsenal should sign both Ruben Neves and Yves Bissouma to replace Roma-bound Granit Xhaka, That’s the verdict of Gunners fan Dave Seager
The transfer window is now open and that means that Mikel Arteta will be able top delve into that transfer kitty and add a few quality players to the squad, with reports that moves for Neves and Bissouma are both linked with moves.
And amid the speculation, Gunners fan Seager has opened up and told the SUN that Arsenal should make sure that they manage to bring the £80 million duo to the club, he said: “Neves excites me, but he doesn’t seem to be a popular choice with the majority.
He is a cerebral footballer in the mould of Arteta and the Portuguese international reads the game well, has quick feet in tight situations, a fabulous passing spectrum and is far more mobile than Xhaka.
He also has an eye for a goal and might be the set-piece exponent we obviously lack.
My concern is the rumoured £35m price tag but if he wants the move I am sure Wolves would be forced to accept less.
Bissouma reportedly wants to play for Arsenal, which is a good start, and he is a very different style player to Neves or Xhaka.
The Malian is more of an all-action midfielder, who will make tackles and interceptions and break up the opposition’s play.
He is a N’Golo Kante style player who will win the ball back, and then lay it off to a more creative colleague.
The concern with Bissouma is that he really is not a passer, at least not at the level of Xhaka.
The decision for Arteta is whether he wants a younger and more mobile deep play-making style foil for Partey, equally involved in the team’s offensive play, or whether he wants an aggressive spoiler who will patrol in front if the back four and allow Partey more freedom.
The answer for me is that with the right sales and decisions Arsenal can buy both, knowing that it gives top level options to vary play and style dependent on the opposition.
Arteta is on record that he wants Premier League ready additions, so if he can convince both to be part of the project we might, for the first time in many years, go into a season with genuine strength and variety in the engine room.”
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