Ramsey replacement? Arsenal in fight to sign £35m midfielder

By on May 25, 2017

According to a report in the Daily Star, Arsenal are now facing a tough battle with Barcelona and Tottenham to sign Nice’s £35m-rated midfielder Jean-Michael Seri this summer.

Arsene Wenger is expected to carry on as Arsenal manager and oversee a squad overhaul over the coming weeks and central midfield needs to be a priority area for strengthening.

Santi Cazorla has missed the majority of the season through injury so he can’t be relied upon next year while Aaron Ramsey has endured another frustrating campaign and I personally don’t think he’s the right fit for our new 3-4-2-1 formation.

It looks like Wenger is already working on potential targets as the Guardian reported earlier this month that we had held talks with Seri’s agent about a possible switch to north London.

The 25-year-old has just come off the back of an excellent season that saw him score seven goals and provide a further nine assists to help Nice finish third in Ligue 1.

The report says the Ivory Coast midfielder has a £35m buyout clause in his contract but we could look to drive the price down as he’s about to enter the final year of his deal.

The box-to-box midfielder has the potential to be an excellent partner for Xhaka or perhaps even Cazorla when he’s fit so he would be a welcome addition to the squad.

However, it looks like we’ll face some stiff competition as the Daily Star are citing a report from Nice Matin that claims Barcelona are now right in the mix to secure his signature.

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The local Nice newspaper says that Barca have also held talks with Seri’s representatives about a move to the Nou Camp while Tottenham are also believed to be showing a keen interest.

So it looks like we have a battle on our hands to sign the Ivorian this summer. Let’s just see how things progress but it will be tough for him to turn down a move to Barca….


  1. Wolfgang

    May 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

    He has been with Arsenal for about 8 years. Since then nothing spectacular. Same with Walcott.
    As for the Cup game,if Wenger plays an open game he will lose and lose disastrously similar to the 6-0/6-3/5-1 hiding a few seasons ago at the hands/feet of MC/Pool and Chlesea.
    Hazard must be not be given time and space.
    Watch how Big Sam did the job.

  2. Joshua Banigo

    May 26, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Time of excuses and rethorics are evidently over and every thing must as imperative and exigent be done and seen to have to been done to fend off potential oppositions to sign and secure the services of quality players. There is no room in Arsenal today for being srooge. The need for on the field successful has become as inevitable as impurtunate. Therefore l suggest there should be no share dividend to holders this time and huge investment should as a necessity be made. No shareholder will colapse along the way if no dividend is made in this precarious time of the club which field success is the money in the bank. I am strongly recommending that Kroenke should be actively involved in acquiring these players no matter what it takes: Mario Lemina, Jean-Michael Seri (both), Thoma Lemar, Corentin Tollisso, Ross Barkley, Andrea Silver, Danilo, two solid finishers and two central defenders. I have made a long list but am sure acquiring Mario Lemina And Jean-Michael Seri will certainly give defencive strengh

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