Mikel Arteta sent transfer message about bringing £40 million departing Blues star to Arsenal
Arsenal should steer clear of signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Simon Jordan believes.
Abraham is easily regarded as one of the finest young strikers in the Premier League and is tipped to become a top-striker, but he is struggling to make any real impact under Thomas Tuchel and is expected to depart the Bridge this summer
Chelsea are looking to add a world class striker to the attack, meaning that they will consider offers for Abraham, with recent reports suggesting that Arsenal are the most likely destination for the Englishman
Arsenal, however, have had a bit of a nightmare from signing Chelsea players in the recent past, as Willian joined the Gunners on a free transfer last summer and vowed to turn the club into Champions League contenders, but that has not happened.
David Luiz also moved from west to north London, and although he has been good in parts, he has largely proved to be a disappointment at the Emirates, And Jordan reckons it would be wise for Arsenal to steer clear of Abraham – citing their failure with the Luiz and Willian transfers as evidence for his view.
“Those are players who those in their right mind would never think were fit for purpose at Arsenal,” he told talkSPORT on Thursday
“It’s not so much a reputational thing it’s when you’re going up against your competition and your competition are saying: ‘This player ain’t good enough for me, but he’s good enough for you!’
“How does that work then? It’s universally accepting – and when I say accepting, I mean everyone excluding Kia Joorabchian – would think that the transactions that happened for Willian and David Luiz were just bad business and bad thinking.
“They were players that wern’t fit for purpose in the make-up of Arsenal that needed something more.”
Abraham is a very good young striker but he is not the 20-plus goals a season that the club need right now