Arsenal set to battle it out for Turkish star with AC Milan and Dortmund
For the first time in 25 years arsenal missed European football. It is certainly a time for reflection for the club. However, they will continue to add to their team as they seek to regain their former glory under Mikel Arteta. While it will be difficult to attract top players, the Gunners can still attract a few good players.
You will be embroiled in a battle for the signing of Turkish winger Cengiz Under. The attacker took out a season loan from AS Roma in Leicester City. However, he failed to impress during his time in the Premier League. This season he made only 19 appearances for the foxes in all competitions.
Cengiz Under to Arsenal
Arsenal are planning to sign the Roma winger this summer, according to Italian news agency TuttoMercatoWeb via The Mirror. The Italians are ready to sell it for as little as £ 17.2 million.
Arsenal are also preparing to let go of former Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazilian had an overwhelming season in the Emirates. There were high expectations of him, having played very well for the blues a season earlier. That season he played 37 games in all competitions and scored only one goal.
Mikel Arteta now wants to replace the Brazilian with Under. The former Başakşehir winger mainly plays as a right winger and likes to cut inside. He likes to use his pace and dribble to attack defenders.
Why doesn’t Leicester City sign Under?
When the Foxes signed him last summer, there was a lot of buzz. For the Turkish international, however, things did not go according to plan. Brendon Rodgers’s site also has an option to buy him for £ 22million when his loan period expires.
However, they are unlikely to be willing to spend £ 22 million to make his stay permanent. This is evident from the number of appearances he has made for Leicester City this season.
Rodgers himself has admitted that this was an adjustment year for him. So the manager didn’t choose him because there were other players in the same position who understand the league better than he does.
Cengiz Under could reportedly be poised for a swift return to England with Arsenal. According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Gunners are interested in the winger alongside AC Milan.
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Will Arsenal be able to sign him?
Arsenal appear to be heading for a makeover this season. Lots of players will be leaving the club so they should have the money to sign it. However, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund should also be interested in signing him.
Both Rossoneri and BVB can currently provide him with Champions League football. While the Gunners aren’t even able to offer Europa League football. The other two clubs can offer him better football than Arsenal.
AC Milan finished second this season and next season they will try to fill the gap with Inter. They’re closer to a league title than the Gunners. Dortmund have always given young players a chance and he could play more with them compared to Arsenal. So it will be very difficult for Londoners to sign it.
12. Man opinion
Arsenal fans won’t be very happy with this news. This is because Under didn’t do very well in the Premier League and is not exactly a very exciting player. Arsenal already have Saka and Pepe in that position.