Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are set for one of the most important periods in the club’s history as the club looks to replace Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners reached the semi-final of the Europa League but underperformed massively in the Premier League finishing sixth and missing out on Champions League football for the second season in a row. Wenger’s departure was finally announced with Manchester City coach, Mikel Arteta, the favourite to take over.
High on the priority list of the new manager will be to resolve the future of Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman has just one year remaining on his deal at the Emirates and has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Juventus. Instead of losing him for nothing, they should replace him this summer.
His replacement should be Nice midfielder – Jean Michael Seri. Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, the Ivorian is the perfect replacement for their player of the season. After another superb season in Ligue 1, his value has rocketed. He has averaged 2.1 key passes per game this season, more than Ramsey at 1.2 according to WhoScored.
He is the perfect box-to-box midfielder and ideal for the 4-3-3 system frequently used by the Gunners. Seri has a great range of passing, averaging 5.2 long balls per game with a 90% pass success rate. While he requires improvement defensively, in front of a defensive midfielder, the 26-year-old could be Arsenal’s N’Golo Kante.
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