Many Arsenal fans have been left buzzing as a transfer update emerged on James Maddison.
“Maddison, this one is gathering pace. Arsenal are growing ever more confident that there is a possibility of a deal happening. Encouragement from both sides – representatives and a bit from Leicester City too. Player fancies move to Arsenal.”
The North London club are looking to recruit a new attacking midfield player to the Emirates Stadium, following the departure of Martin Odegaard back to Real Madrid after his loan spell ended.
Maddison could well fit the bill, having notched up a very impressive 11 goals and a further 10 assists in 41 games in total over all competitions across the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt).
Should Arsenal sign Maddison?
Comparing his stats in the Premier League to Odegaard in the last term, the Englishman averaged more shots (2.4) and key passes (1.6) per match (Whoscored), and thus could certainly be an upgrade for Mikel Arteta.
Nonetheless, taking him off the hands of the Foxes, who will be playing European football this campaign unlike the Gunners, would certainly be a statement signing.
Arsenal fans on Maddison transfer update
These Gooners buzzed as the transfer update was shared on Twitter:
“Let’s go Gunners”
“Make it happen, this kind of quality! Our midfield”
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