Thursday 28 July 2016

French Attacker's Transfer Revelation: "I Want To Join Arsenal, Not Napoli!"

Although Wenger many faults, there are many players in the French league still do want to play for Arsenal simply because of the long-serving manager. The Frenchman might not have won the title in recent years, but he still commands huge amount of respect amongst French players and, to some extent, in the world of football as a whole.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Petr Cech and this summer Xhaka have all confirmed they have signed for Arsenal simply because Wenger convinced them to. The respect Wenger enjoys among French players is, however, even more immense and this has been confirmed so many times in the past. Such is the respect the Strasbourg-born manager enjoys among the French players that when there is a big prospect coming up in the French league, Wenger is reportedly too often been made aware of the up- and-coming talent.

This is why it is not a surprise that Olympic Lyonaise star Corentin Tolisso has rejected a move to Napoli, preferring to wait for a move to Arsenal. The 21-year-old versatile player has been linked with a big money move to Napoli, and the deal was thought to have been on the verge of completion. However, at the very last minute, the player reportedly decided to stay at Lyon and wait for Arsene Wenger's call.

This news is very interesting to me. Could it be that Wenger has spoken to the player that he should remain at Lyon for now and wait for a move to Arsenal next summer or in January 2017? Although it seems unrealistic, considering Arsenal did the same thing with Yaya Toure in the past, it is very possible.

With Cazorla likely to leave at the end of the current season, it will not be a surprise if Wenger has earmarked Corentin Tolisso as the long-term replacement for the outgoing Spaniard.

Corentin Tolisso, last season, scored seven goals and created seven assists in all competition for Lyon, which explains why Wenger could be interested in signing him. Although he is yet to make an appearance for France's senior team, he certainly isn't far away from getting his first call up.

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