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Arsenal in advanced talks with €30m-rated Serie A midfielder

Every club wants to have a stable spine that they can build a team around so that usually involves a solid defender pairing and two midfielders that will provide a base for the midfield. Adrien was outstanding for PSG and looked set to shine in Italy, but the Bianconeri midfield is stacked with talent, and he’s not managed to establish himself.

It can be hard to know who will fit and how a possible pairing will work, so it does make sense to get footballers from the same country as it creates a basic understanding more likely. That’s the plan for Gunners next campaign, as they look to challenge Everton for the signing of France international.

Adrien did work with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton so that might be enticing, while the report suggests that the Gunners hope the prospect of pairing him with Matteo Guendouzi might tempt him to the London giants.

The Gunners midfield has always had a fatal flaw in the past either with technical players who hide when the going gets tough, or temperamental figures who just cannot be trusted to maintain their discipline. It’s still not clear what will happen to the Old Lady footballer this summer, but Gunners could do much worse than signing him.

The 25-year-old would provide an experienced head who knows how to use the ball well, while Matteo has the athletic ability to get around the pitch and give a box to box presence, so it could be useful. It’s still not clear what will happen to the Bianconeri man this summer, but Gunners could do much worse than signing him.