The 2-2 draw at the Emirates with Manchester City have sent Arsenal down the table to the sixth position and qualification for Champions League next season gradually slipping out of their grasp. Regardless of that, Manager Arsene Wenger is already in preparation for the next season and he has reportedly been keeping tabs on Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and a move could be on the horizon for the Everton newbie. How will he fare at Arsenal?
Gueye moved to Everton last summer from Aston Villa when they got relegated from the Premier League and he has moved up the ladder to the first team under Ronald Koeman this season and he been a consistent player for the Toffees.
The 27-year old became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to win 100 tackles in the 2016–17 season and he has been instrumental in Everton’s new found vigor. Everton acquired him for £8.5m and his contract is valid till 2020 but according to reports, Wenger is determined to bring him to Emirates at all cost.
In the Senegalese two years in the top-tier of English football, the defensive midfielder has grown in spades, having made 60 Premier League appearances. He is a player who takes charge of the defense, his strength and consistency are rare qualities found in a player.
His passing and dribbling abilities are second to none and makes Everton’s attack strong. He hardly lose possession of the ball. Gaining a permanent spot on Arsenal’s first team will be an easy task for him.
Current first choice, Francis Coquelin, might be retaining his spot in the team next season but the likes Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, and Mohamed Elneny, who have all fallen short and Wenger might be looking to replace them this summer. Gueye, with all his skill would fit well with the Gunners