Not Turan – Versatile $37million Star Dreams of Signing for Arsenal – Cazorla's Replacement

Wenger Arsene Arsenal FCIf Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League then we can expect more than a few big names to leave the club this summer.
The gunner supporters will be delighted to know that record signing Mesut Ozil has claimed that he is happy at Arsenal (Mirror).
Manager Arsene Wenger’s future is still up in the air. No matter what happens with him, the North Londoners must reinforce their squad in the summer transfer window by signing top quality players.
According to reports (Football London via L’Equipe), Arsenal are interested in signing French international and Lyon star Corentin Tolisso, who is rated around 30 million pounds ($37million).
The 22-year-old star has recently claimed that he would love to play for Arsenal in the Premier League, which is the most competitive league in the world. He stated:

“Many clubs make me dream like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and England with teams like Arsenal.”
“I like the Premier League and I think I am well suited to it. It is the league that offers the most competition, it is the most open, the most hard-fought and the most spectacular.”

The Les Bleus star is a versatile talent, who can play anywhere in the midfield. Moreover, Lyon have also utilized him as a center forward this season.
He mainly plays as a creative central midfielder and has what it takes to replace veteran Spanish star Santi Cazorla, who has mainly been injury prone in the past two seasons.
In the current campaign, Tolisso has featured in 37 games for the Ligue 1 side and directly contributed in 16 goals (11 goals and 5 assists).
Also Read: Arsenal Ready to Finally Get Versatile $32million Star Signing Done

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  1. Okorosha Chima says:

    Your opening sentence in this post is that a good number of Arsenal stars will leave the if the club fails to qualify for the champions league. Why does the media often think this way about Arsenal. It is somewhat irritating. When Chelsea failed to qualify last season none of their star players left the club. Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Willian, just to name a few, all remained to rebuild and achieve the success they’re having today. The club hierarchy only identified the problem, the manager, rectified it and moved on with great intent and determination. Could Arsenal do the same? The other side of this faulty view is that the better players would not join Arsenal if they fail to qualify for the UCL. This is ridiculous because it sounds as if football is played just to be in the UCL for a season. I’m aware that Liverpool have hardly qualified for this competition, yet they boast of excellent players like Firmino, Coutinho and Sadio Mane. I note that Kante, who’s regarded as the best central midfielder in the EPL currently joined Chelsea from the champions, Leicester City, when Chelsea are not playing in the UCL. Why are Arsenal cases always different?

    • Okorosha,
      Wages – is the answer to your question.
      All these UCL level players in the Arsenal side can double their salaries elsewhere. Chelsea pay their stars hefty wages and that is one of the main reasons they stayed. Manchester United paid huge salaries to Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Zlatan to join without CL football. Arsenal are not even paying what Alexis deserves. There is a difference between excellent and world class players. Also, Coutinho signed a new deal and Firmino and Mane got huge wage jumps when they joined. Same with Kante who earned 40k a week with the Foxes and now earns over 120k a week.

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