“Arsenal are pushing for the signing of midfielder James Maddison (26, Leicester City) in the summer transfer window, according to the British media outlet The Mirror. Other targets include Declan Rice (24, West Ham United) and Ilkay Gundogan (31, Manchester City).”
It’s a season that will be sorely missed. 메이저놀이터 Arsenal dominated the English Premier League (PL) at the start of the 2022-23 season. In Mikel Arteta’s fourth year at the helm, the top of the league seemed closer than ever. However, Arsenal slipped into a late-season slump and lost the title to Man City.
Next season, the Gunners will look to make a run at the title with a major overhaul. They will also compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). In order to have a full squad, signings are essential. At the same time, they’re also trying to organize their squad. Current captain Granit Xhaka, 30, is expected to leave for German side Bayer Leverkusen. Rob Holding (27) and Emile Smith Rowe (22) are also reportedly on the release list.
Maddison has been a Leicester City ace since 2018.
Maddison has done his part despite the team’s struggles.
An off-the-field North London derby looks set to unfold. Arsenal are pushing to sign Maddison, who Tottenham Hotspur have been targeting for years. Maddison was responsible for 10 goals and nine assists for Leicester this season, even in a down year for the Foxes. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Maddison is reportedly leaving 18th-placed Leicester regardless of whether they are relegated.
This could be a major setback for Tottenham’s plans. Maddison is the next Christian Eriksen (31, Manchester United) for Spurs. He is an attacking midfielder with a precise right-footed kick and intelligent passing. He is said to be the kind of playmaker the Gunners have struggled to find in the past few years.
The Mirror added: “Arsenal will be aggressive in the summer transfer window. As well as Maddison, they are also targeting Man City’s Guendouane and Joao Cancelo, 27, West Ham’s Rice and Crystal Palace’s Mark Gehi, 22.”