Impressing Premier League star Ward-Prowse to Arsenal? But will Gunners fans welcome possible signing?
There has been some shock reports emerge which have claimed Arsenal are interested in Southampton star James Ward-Prowse, but is he good enough?
Whilst the Gunners aren’t losing many games under boss Mikel Arteta, they aren’t winning much either, and many believe that he needs to add a bit more creativity and quality to that midfield area.
And that may mean that Arteta is eyeing up possible summer deals for ball-playing midfielders, but With European football unlikely to be on the agenda for Arsenal that could force the club into lowering their expectations when it comes to signings.
And One man who probably wouldn’t cost a bomb and who would surely relish the challenge of playing for Arsenal is James Ward-Prowse, who has been at the Saints for most of his career and might have some admirers this summer.
He has been loyal to Southampton, playing 265 games for the club, but according to reports on the TMW website, Arsenal are interested in a bargain deal this summer, if he fancies a move to a bigger club
Ward-Prowse is versatile when it comes to playing midfield and even filled in at right-back in a recent game at Liverpool, so the fact that he is able to play in a number of positions has reportedly attracted Mikel Arteta to a possible summer transfer deal.
Southampton won’t let Ward-Prowse leave on the cheap but he’d definitely match Arteta’s ball-playing criteria, and his relatively low wages of £45,000-a-week would not break the Gunners back if they intended to double his money.
Look, there are a number of possible signings that the Arsenal could make in the summer, but Ward-Prowse is on the cusp of making it to a big club, he just needs to step up his game and put and score a few more goals.
But if Arteta is seeking to add to his squad, Ward-Prowse has already proven himself in the premier League, so could come in and give the Spaniard something different in midfield.