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Youri Tielemens to Arsenal: Personal Terms Agreed

Youri Tielemens, Six Sports

Youri Tielemens is said to have accepted personal terms with Arsenal ahead of a possible move to North London. The Belgian was high on Mikel Arteta’s list this summer and now it looks that he is closer to getting his man.

Tielemens recently rejected a new contract at the King Power Stadium. His current contract with Leicester expires in a year, and the Foxes will try to sell him to avoid losing him on a free. As a result, any buying club can have good leverage in negotiations. Arsenal have jumped at the opportunity to get him.

According to recent rumours, the Gunners set aside their interest in Tielemens. They were busy in contract negotiations for signing Gabriel Jesus. Earlier this week, Arsenal reached a £45 million agreement to sign Jesus from Manchester City. Now sources indicate that Arsenal have reprioritized their pursuit in Tielemens.

Jesus will follow Marquinhos, Matt Turner, and Fabio Vieira as Arsenal’s summer acquisitions this window. Many people thought the Gunners would not pursue a deal for Tielemens after they signed Vieira from Porto this summer. However, it looks like he is still quite raw and will need time to adapt. Youri Tielemens on the other hand, is an established player who can immediately make a difference.

How Tielemens Help Arsenal’s Midfield Woes

Youri Tielemens has been an essential part of Leicester’s recent successful period. He notably scored the winner in 2021’s FA Cup triumph over Chelsea. 

He adds creativity in the middle of the park. Tielemens can be useful against low-blocks for this reason. 

Arsenal have struggled in midfield as of late. Thomas Partey was a glamorous signing, but he has struggled to stay fit. Granit Xhaka has been unreliable at times. Mohammed El Neny is a long-time servant of the club but is not quite at the level to help Arsenal reach the next level. 

Due to all these factors, Teielemens can be a superb signing for the Gunners. Their fans will hope that they quickly wrap this deal up.

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