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Wonderful £65m Mikel Arteta target impresses Arsenal scouts

Arsenal are reportedly very interested in a £65 million Premier League star. Mikel Arteta sees him as an ideal player for the club

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Arsenal are setting their sights on Crystal Palace star Michael Olise as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming transfer window. The Gunners’ scouting team has been impressed by the performances of the 22-year-old winger, with manager Mikel Arteta keen to add him to his squad.

Olise, who has been described as a ‘wonderful player’ by former Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, has caught the eye of Arsenal scouts despite limited playing time this season. The London-born French talent has started in just nine of his 13 Premier League appearances, but has still managed to make a significant impact with six goals and three assists to his name.

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The Gunners are eager to secure Olise’s services, especially with a release clause of £65m set to become active at the end of the season. Arsenal are not the only club interested in the dynamic winger, however, as Manchester United and Manchester City are also reportedly monitoring his progress closely.

Crystal Palace star Michael Olise (Image credit: Getty Images)

Crystal Palace star Michael Olise (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Arteta sees Olise as a potential backup for star winger Bukayo Saka, who has been a key player for Arsenal this season. Saka has started in 30 top-flight games and leads the team in goals and assists, but Arteta is keen to add depth to his squad and ensure that Saka is not overworked.

Crystal Palace responded to Olise’s rejection of a transfer to Chelsea last year by awarding him a new four-year contract with a release clause included. This move has only served to attract more attention to the young winger, with Arsenal now keeping a close eye on his performances as they consider making a move for him in the summer.

Arteta has been vocal about his desire to strengthen Arsenal’s squad in order to compete at the highest level, and Olise could be a key addition to the team. The Spaniard is looking to build a complete side that can challenge for major honours, and adding a talented player like Olise to the squad would certainly improve their attacking options.

Despite his limited playing time this season, Olise has shown his quality and potential, and it is clear why Arsenal are interested in bringing him to the Emirates Stadium. With his pace, skill, and eye for goal, he could be a valuable asset for Arteta’s team as they look to continue their push for success in the Premier League and beyond.

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