Arsenal may sign Artetas as a 10-year-old, he's a Thiago-type signing

Arsenal may sign Artetas as a 10-year-old, he's a Thiago-type signing ...

If you provided Serge Gnabry the chance to return to the Emirates Stadium, you would tear your arm off at the bone. Not Ray Parlour.

He''s a very professional player. A very, very good player, The Gunners legend told talkSPORT of a Bayern Munich forward who has done everything he has to do after leaving Arsenal for Germany.

There are still a variety of positions they really need to focus on. For me, left-back is a bit of a problem. And central midfield. I think they absolutely need a ball-player.

Mikel Arteta, Edu Gaspar, and their partners appear to be agreeing on what they value.

Talks with Leicester City contract rival Youri Tielemans are ongoing, and there is growing confidence that one of Europe''s finest ball-playing midfielders will be a Gunners player sooner rather than later. Yves Bissouma is still a target, though a more physical, imposing one, with Ilkay Gundogan also on the Arsenals wish list.

Manchester City will not be able to beat tooth and nail to retain their title-winning hero, but they will have the opportunity to put Champions League football and almost-guaranteed silverware on the table. Bissouma, meanwhile, will cost in excess of 40 million, but Tielemans will not come cheap either, and fell some way short of his typically sky-high standards during a difficult campaign for him and Leicester.

Marc Rocas may be eligible for three, three, and a half years in prison for Leicester''s Tielemans. According to The Athletic, Bayern Munich are ready to lose their losses on the seldom-seen Spaniard, and will accept only 10 million this summer, owing to Leeds United and West Ham''s desire.

Arsenal should abandon Tielemans on the back of a row and go full steam ahead for a man who has already started six Bundesliga games in two years in Bavaria. However, Roca has been a target for Arteta throughout his Arsenal career, and the 25-year-old''s availability for a mere 10 million is unlikely to go unnoticed at a time when the Gunners are trying to free up funds for a new centre-forward and a pair of full-backs

According to Sport, Arsenal viewed Roca before he signed Dani Ceballos in 2020, with one report stating that Artetas is a keen player, but Rocas will not be allowed to play in Bayern because of his former teammate, according to Sport. Jamal Musiala, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, and Marcel Sabitzer both had the same goals.

A player can get a point to prove after struggling for starts at a good European company, according to several of Arsenal''s most inspired deals. Alexis Sanchez, for one, and Martin Odegaard, and Petr Cech.Roca is left-footed, offering further balance and a potential long-term replacement for Granit Xhaka.

Roca may not possess the flair, the reputation, or even the quality of Youri Tielemans. However, if Arsenal are looking for a low-cost addition to a squad left relatively threadbare by a string of departures, then he''s worth a second or should that be a third glance.

He mostly plays as a number eight, but he is also a bit like Goretzka. A small, technical player. He is a professional player who can pass properly, according to German legend Lothar Matthaus.

He''s also a Thiago-style guy.

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