Youri Tielemans, a Leicester City midfielder, has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season.
When his contract expires in June, the 25-year-old Belgian international will be a free agent, and Arsenal appears to be interested in securing his services.
A report from the Mirror claims that the Gunners are currently in pole position to secure the Belgian’s services and it remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta decides to sign the player for a nominal price in January.
Alternatively, Arsenal could wait until the summer transfer window and sign him on a free transfer as well.
The report also adds that Newcastle United are looking at the Belgian international as well, and they could move for Moises Caicedo if they fail to sign Tielemans. The Magpies have substantial resources following the takeover and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal can fend off the competition from them.
The 25-year-old has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League since joining Leicester from Monaco, and he would be an exceptional acquisition for Arsenal.
The Gunners need to add more depth and quality to their midfield, and Tielemans would be an upgrade on the likes of Albert Sambi Lokonga and Mohamed Elneny.
Apart from his playmaking abilities, the Belgian is lethal from the long range and he could chip in with important goals.
Furthermore, the 25-year-old is still in his prime years and maybe a valuable long-term asset for Arsenal. Signing him for a low cost could be a brilliant move.
Arteta has assembled an amazing group, and if he can bring in a few smart acquisitions like Tielemans to add depth and quality, there is no reason why the Gunners cannot return to their previous glory and win the big championships once more.