Arda Turan to Arsenal this Summer as Shock Mesut Ozil Replacement

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Arsenal are eyeing up a move for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, according to reports.

It’s not officially the transfer window yet but it is about this time that clubs begin to draw up their shortlist of targets and also the same time that silly rumors are being circulated.

It appears it is the later in this case as The Times (via gunnersphere.com) are claiming Arsenal are preparing a £25m bid to sign Turan.

The report claims Arsenal have lined up the attacking midfielder as a replacement for Ozil whose future is in doubt.

Last week, reports in Spain claimed Barcelona are prepared to ship out the midfielder to free up funds to extend Messi’s contract and Arsenal are said to be interested in signing the former Atletico man.

The Times claim Arsenal hierarchy are discussing the possibility of signing Turan as it prepares for the exit of Ozil and Sanchez.

Why Turan out of the plethora of quality attacking midfielders in world football?

Just when the fans are expecting the club to show some ambition by bringing in top players, the last thing we would expect is to lose Ozil and bring in a 30 year old who is warming the bench of his team.

I have no hatred towards Turan whatsoever but considering what we’ve gone through as fans in the last decade, we deserve better now that we are planning to build a new structure. We should be aiming for younger quality players if we really want to return back to the top of European football.

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