Thursday, June 29, 2023

ALMOST DONE: Arsenal Close to securing the signature of Thomas Partey Replacement

Youssouf Fofana could be seen as a back up option for Arsenal. If Thomas Partey were to leave then also he could be looked at. Arsenal have had their transfer window dominated by the future of Declan Rice. However, news emerging this week has linked another midfielder to the club in Youssouf Fofana.


The Emirates should expect to see a complete renovation of the midfield next campaign. This is with both incomings and outgoings expected this transfer window.

As reported by the Daily Mail, AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana could be a player eyed by the club.

The report states that the 24-year-old could emerge as a ‘potential alternative option’ . Should the Gunners fail to land the signing of Rice this summer.

It was added by reports in France that Monaco value their player at €35m (£30m). This is with Newcastle and West Ham also named as Premier League clubs interested.

Partey however has been rumoured to be in the view of Saudi Arabian clubs. With Fabrizio Romano reporting that an exit is ‘possible’. Sparking rumours that Rice may not be the only midfielder that could make his way to Arsenal.

Hailed as a “powerhouse” by scout Antonio Mango. However, Fofana could be a perfect suitor for Arteta should he lose the Ghanaian this summer. This is with the Frenchman possessing similar strengths to the 30-year-old.

When comparing the two via FBref, it’s clear to see how the 24-year-old could fit into Arteta’s plans. With him adding a significant presence in the engine room with his ability.

As claimed by the Daily Mail, the Gunners’ pursuit of the Frenchman could be determined by their success in capturing Rice’s signature, however, there is little to deny that the 24-year-old could add a host of talent to the Spaniard’s depth in midfield.

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