Arsenal set to lock horns with Chelsea over talented midfielder

Youri TielemansArsenal carried on their steady start to the season with a 2-0 at home to Stoke this weekend, and there is some more good news for Gunners fans reading the Express this morning as it reports via Calciomercato that Arsenal are set to rival Chelsea for highly-rated teenage midfielder Youri Tielemans.

A statistic being thrown at our Arsenal fans with sniggers is that they were the only team in Europe’s top five leagues not to sign an outfield player this summer. However, it looks like it will be a different story in the winter window.

The 18-year-old all-action midfielder is said to be available for a fee of £14.4m, and could be the answer to Arsenal worries about the depth of their midfield.

Many Gunners fans in The Transfer Tavern in the last couple of weeks think their season could fall apart if they lose Coquelin to injury or suspension this season. The French midfielder has been pivotal in their recent form this season and last, but have no direct replacement for him should he not be available to play.

Tielemans has already made senior 93 appearances for current club Anderlecht at the age of 18 and could be a real future star should the Gunners be able to pick him up. Especially with Wenger being renowned for brining through young talent.

Arsenal fans. Are you happy with this news? Let us know what your thoughts are, or other midfield targets Wenger should be considering below!

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