Arsenal ‘keen’ on signing Everton star Amadou Onana

By on February 7, 2024


Arsenal are reportedly ‘keen’ on signing Everton star Amadou Onana in the upcoming summer window, as per Football Insider.

It has been suggested that the Gunners want to strengthen several areas of the squad during the off-season to continue the rebuild under Mikel Arteta’s guidance. Signing a new striker is reportedly their primary objective, but adding more firepower to the engine room is seemingly also on Mikel Arteta’s to-do list.

Numerous midfield options have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent times with Onana being mentioned as a serious option.

According to the report by Football Insider, Arsenal are ‘keen’ on signing Onana and they could look to secure his signature in the upcoming transfer window. However, the report claims that the Belgian isn’t the only midfield option Arsenal are exploring at the moment as other names are also on Arteta’s wish-list.

It has been suggested that Everton want at least £60m to let their star man leave next summer. However, Football Insider states that Everton’s top-flight status is in danger for next season so if they can’t stay up then Arsenal can manage to purchase the midfielder for a significantly cheaper deal.

Onana to Arsenal

But, the report says that Newcastle United are also interested in signing the midfielder and they are already looking to accelerate their efforts to acquire his service. So, Arsenal are set to face tough competition from the Magpies in getting any potential deal done for the midfielder.

Onana has been displaying promising performances for Everton this season. He is a versatile player as he is comfortable playing in the holding midfield position but can also be deployed in the box-to-box role.

The midfielder, standing at 6ft 5in tall, is quick, strong, excellent in the air, has an eye for long-range passing and is also efficient in defensive contributions.

Onana is a talented player and could be a shrewd signing for Arsenal if they purchase him. However, I think the midfielder doesn’t have the necessary technical ability or the composure with the ball at his feet to play as a deep-lying playmaker in Arteta’s possession-based style of football.

So, Onana might not be an ideal signing for Arsenal and therefore, they would be better off exploring other options to reinforce their engine room. However, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually opt to make a concrete approach to sign the youngster in the upcoming transfer window.