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Arsenal want more signings with Ajax star at the top of the list

Arsenal could make a move for Ajax playmaker Mohammed Kudus.

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With Arsenal’s three top targets signed before the start of pre-season, the club will now focus on outgoings before anymore incomings this summer.

Granit Xhaka has already left the club, however many more players are expected to follow suit before the end of the summer transfer window. Thomas Partey, Folarin Balogun, Kieran Tierney, Cedric, Sambi Lokonga and more have all been linked with moves away from North London.

The Gunners have had one of their busiest summer transfer windows in the clubs history after securing the signings of Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz with a total expenditure of around £200million so far this transfer window. Despite the money spent, Arsenal are reportedly not done with incomings just yet.

Arsenal missed out on the Premier League title due to a lack of squad depth last season and Mikel Arteta is determined to make sure the same doesn’t happen during the 2023/24 campaign. Another central midfielder is still wanted by the Arsenal boss, as well as cover for Bukayo Saka at right wing. Well what about if he could sign one player to cover both positions?

We all know versatility is one of Mikel Arteta’s key attributes when looking to sign a player and there’s not many out there more versatile than Ajax playmaker, Mohammed Kudus

According to Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in Ajax’s £40million-rated midfielder Mohammed Kudus this summer as they aim to bring in two more signings before the summer window closes.

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The 22-year-old made 30 appearances for Ajax in the Eredivisie last season, scoring 11 goals and recording 4 assists during the 2022/23 campaign. With the impressive season Kudus had, Arsenal won’t be the only team keeping a close eye on the player ahead of next season with Brighton always showing an interest in the player.

Kudus makes a lot of sense as a potential summer arrival at the Emirates Stadium. At just 22 years of age he fits the current transfer strategy Arsenal have employed of the last season of signing talented young players with high ceilings.

He can operate as a false nine, a winger or in a midfield role – the latter of which would likely be his preferred option in Arteta’s system. The Spaniard deploys his left-sided central midfielder in relatively advanced areas, often arriving in the box for cut-backs.

Dutch legend Marco Van Basten on Mohammed Kudus: “I find Mohammed Kudus a much better football player than Antony.”

“Antony has his skills, but he is confused with the things he is trying to do! Kudus has much better technique and he knows what he is doing. Antony may be faster, but Kudus is smarter and more technical.”

“He is much more of a footballer, you can place him anywhere on the pitch, an all-rounder for the team. In fact, I like him much better than Antony. He’s more fun to watch play.”

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