Martin Keown has urged Arsenal to try and sign Youri Tielemans or Wilfred Ndidi rather than James Maddison
Maddison is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, and there has been alot of speculation in the media that the Gunners are very much open to the idea of splashing the cash for Maddison.
Arsenal need to add some more quality to that midfield over the next few weeks in order to get back into that top four spot, but they have been urged to make a move for two of Maddisons team-mates rather than the Englishman.
Keown named Belgium international Tielemans, linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, as one option, alongside Foxes star Ndidi: ‘The missing ingredient for Arsenal tonight was steel so I’m not sure Maddison is the player we should be going for,’ Keown told Stadium Astro.
‘If I am going to Leicester, I’m going for Tielemans or Ndidi, I’m not going for Maddison because Arsenal need that type of player first.
‘You have to build that structure to the team. They have [Emile] Smith Rowe, they have that creativity.
‘You just want [Alexandre] Lacazette and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang back again. But I think the base of that team, we had a young debutant [Albert Sambi Lokonga] playing there tonight.
‘But I’m looking at that as an area where Arsenal should be buying an international player.
‘If you really want to make it happen, you have to be able to dictate games in that midfield and Arsenal at the moment, it is an area that really concerns me.’
Right now it would be very hard to convince any of the three players to join Arsenal as they are heading backwards, so even though they would love either of the three, we cannot see any Leicester players joining the Gunners
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