Gunners icon has claimed possible £70m Arsenal signing will tear up the Premier League this coming season

Paul Merson has backed Arsenal transfer target James Maddison to tear up the Premier League this coming season

After the Gunners lost out to Aston Villa in the race to prise Emiliano Buedia away from Norwich, and then saw Dani Ceballos also leave the club and head back to the Bernabeu, the club have been eyeing up a number of possible signings

And that has led to many reports in the media that Arsenal are eyeing up a move for Maddision.

Over the past few seasons, Maddison has developed into one of the very best attacking midfielders in the Premier League and is reportedly interested in a move to the Emirates

Now, amid the speculation that Arsenal are keen, Merson believes the ex-Norwich player’s exclusion from the England fold may help him prosper this season, The Sportskeeda columnist wrote: “He will be fresh and raring to go ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

“Before his unfortunate injury last season, he was absolutely flying for Leicester City and I got the feeling that he came back a bit too early.

“I like Maddison and I think he can make a real impact this season.

“He can really rip it up and will have an advantage over those who had international commitments earlier this summer, as those players may not start the forthcoming season for their respective clubs.”


Look, Maddison is a top class player that is worth alot of money, but despite the fact Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the game, they are not at the level they were justa a few seasons ago.

If they got it, it would be a great signing, but we believe he will be tearing it up for Leicester this coming season and not the Gunners


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