Arsenal Join Chelsea And Newcastle In Race To Sign “Flawless” Italian Ace Who Can Be Snapped Up For Just £34M

Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus winger Federico Chiesa, according to

The Italian website claims that the Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs pursuing the 26-year-old’s services.

Chelsea and Newcastle are also weighing up moves for Chiesa, who could leave Juve this summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension before the transfer window closes.

The forward has just a year remaining on his current deal and Tutto Juve report that if “no agreement” is found, the Serie A club are open to a sale.

Chiesa’s asking price is not particularly high

Due to the Italian international’s contract situation, it is believed that Juventus will only demand between €40m (£34m) and €45m (£38m) for the player.

Considering Chiesa is in the prime of his career, that is not a bad price whatsoever. He had a decent season by all accounts, scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists in 37 appearances so you can understand why Premier League teams would be tempted to make a move.

Arsenal need to strengthen their options out wide

Manager Mikel Arteta is thought to be looking at ways to take the workload off Bukayo Saka and, with Reiss Nelson likely to leave the Emirates if a buyer can be found, it adds greater urgency to signing a winger.

One of Chiesa’s great traits is that he is equally comfortable playing on both flanks. Speaking about the player back in 2018, World Cup winner Bruno Conti said:

“He has all the quality to do well because he is a genuine talent. He can play on either flank depending on whether the coach asks him to get to the byline and cross or pull back inside and try for a shot. In order to do that, you need your basic technique to be flawless.”

That “flawless” technique and his eye for goal means it is not a complete surprise that Arsenal are targeting Chiesa.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.