“Picking Arsenal All Day Long…” Ben Jacobs Makes Big Claim About The Club’s Chances Of Signing 25M Rated Midfielder

“Picking Arsenal All Day Long…” Ben Jacobs Makes Big Claim About The Club’s Chances Of Signing 25M Rated Midfielder

Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans would pick Arsenal over almost any other side, including Manchester United, according to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs.

The reliable journalist says the Gunners are a team that the Belgian has wanted to join for many years, and he would snub a move to Old Trafford if it became a straight choice between the two clubs:

“Arsenal can still return to that deal (to sign Tielemans). They’ve already agreed terms, they’ve put a year’s worth of work into it. Manchester United, under Ten Hag, haven’t yet made any kind of serious move. I think, in a straight choice between Man United and Arsenal, Tielemans is picking Arsenal all day long.”


“Not out of any disrespect to Manchester United, but just because his dream was to play for Arsenal before he signed for Leicester. He went to Monaco when Arsenal nearly signed him because he was worried about playing first-team football at Arsenal.”

“It was always a football club in the back of his mind. It’s not really about Man United vs Arsenal with Tielemans, it’s the fact that if he goes anywhere in the Premier League and Arsenal’s offer still stands, he’s picking Arsenal because he’s just got a soft spot for that football club.”

At the moment, it doesn’t appear as if Arsenal are looking to sign Tielemans. Even though, as Jacobs mentions, the London club have done a lot of groundwork on the deal, they have cooled their interest in the player for the time being.

The fact that the midfielder could be available for as little as £25m this summer, though, makes it a very tempting proposition, especially as it seems the 25-year-old is very keen on making the switch to the Emirates. We shall see if Arsenal revive the move later on in the transfer window.

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