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Arsenal face a tough summer transfer fight for Antonio Nusa

By on March 17, 2024

Antonio Nusa Clubb Brugge

According to Fichajes via Caught Offside, Arsenal are ready to compete with Tottenham Hotspur and other Premier League sides for the signing of Norwegian prodigy Antonio Nusa.

David Ornstein recently stated in a preview of what Arsenal fans may anticipate in the summer that the club are in the market for another winger to compete with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

“Then there is a desire to add a backup for Saka/Martinelli, a No.8 or No.6 depending on other movements in that area, possibly a left-back and a backup goalkeeper if Ramsdale leaves.”

It appears Arsenal have now identified Nusa as a potential target this summer. Fichajes says the Gunners have joined the race to sign the Club Brugge star.

Nusa can play anywhere in attack so his versatility will appeal to Arteta. In nine starts this season, he has three goals and three assists, so he’ll also add another threat in the final third.

Odegaard ‘would love’ Nusa at Arsenal

Martin Odegaard, Arsenal’s captain, definitely rates him. Speaking about his brilliance in September of last year, the Arsenal number eight explained why everyone should watch out for the promising Club Brugge winger.

“He is an incredibly exciting player. You see it—every time he gets the ball, it’s exciting. He is still young and will get even better. He must continue as he has done. Work hard, be humble,” Odegaard said on Voetbal Primeur.

The Gunners appear to have Odegaard’s OK to make a bid for Nusa, but are they prepared to compete for his signature? They have no choice. Fichajes claims Spurs will be their biggest obstacle in the transfer, although Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested.

Brentford agreed a £25m deal to sign Nusa in January but the move fell through at the medical stage. Arsenal would hope to agree a similar deal in the summer if they formalise their interest.

A move for Nusa is one that a motivated Premier League club can easily achieve; ultimately, it may come down to which team he wants to join.

Hopefully, Odegaard’s role as Arsenal’s captain appeals to the winger prodigy, and he decides to join his compatriot at the Emirates Stadium. With Mikel Arteta’s ability to refine raw talent into great stars (Saka and Martinelli are prime examples), you can’t help but picture Nusa becoming a top player under him.

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