Aaron Ramsey received a tour of the Juventus’ stadium last week. He attended their final game of the season too. It was indeed an emotional moment for many Arsenal fans. Seeing a club legend is not a good sight.
The Welshman was one of Arsenal’s best players this season. Arsenal need to bring a replacement for him this summer and there are quite a few players that could that they could choose from.
The PSG midfielder rejected a contract extension earlier this season. With his contract due to expire this summer, top clubs will be making a move for him.
Adrien Rabiot can provide offensively and defensively. His pass completion rate is very good. Rabiot is a threat in the air too as he can win Aerial duels. His ability to tackle and intercept can be very useful.
However, with every player comes flaws. Even though Rabiot can provide offensively, he is not as good as the top tier midfielders. His assists and key passes are very low when compared to other midfielders.
Rabiot is still young and can improve a lot. He has played under Unai Emery before and was a big part of his plans. There is no doubt he would be a good fit for the club and would settle in quickly with Unai’s tactics.
The Belgian midfielder has been tipped for greatness from an early age. He was on loan at Leicester, for the second half of the season, from AC Monaco. In that spell, he showed that he is capable of playing in the premier league.
Youri Tielemans is a versatile player who can play in different positions in the midfielder area. His dribbling, technique, creativity and playmaking makes him a threat going forward. He can even play in the defensive midfield position as we saw when he was in Anderlecht.
His weaknesses are that he is not good physically. His tackling rate is poor and he needs to improve in the final third.
Nonetheless, Youri Tielemans is still young, aged 22, and can improve his game a lot. He has the experience as he has more than 250 senior appearances.
The Poland International is one of the best midfielders in Serie A, if not in the world. He has been influential for Napoli for the past couple of seasons. There were rumours about him replacing Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal need to resurface their interest in him. Why?
Piotr Zielinski is more natural in the attacking midfield position. Although, he can also play as central midfielder rather deeper in the field. He loves to drives forward with the ball and can use his dribbling to outclass defenders. Zielinski creates a lot of chances and has good control and passing.
With strengths come weaknesses. He finds it difficult to win aerial duels. Defensively, he needs to improve a lot. When it comes to finishing, Zielinski finds it hard to put the ball past the keeper.
Despite all that, Zielinski could be a good addition to Unai Emery’s squad and could bring in a lot of quality.
France continue to produce world class talent. Tanguy Ndombele is another example of that. He has been tipped to be one of the best french midfielders in the future.
Ndombele is a powerhouse in the midfield. He is a natural dribbler as his dribbling completion rates are roughly at 80%. He can use his strength to make sure he keeps hold of the ball. His pace has been integral to Olympique Lyonnaise’s tactical plans. Ndombele is great player when it comes to defending too. He has a good duels per won rate and manages to have a high interception rate too.
He has extremely low weaknesses. That is what makes him a great player at the age of only 22. He will surely cost Arsenal a lot but will be the perfect replacement.
Ainsley Maitland Niles
Arsenal could replace Aaron Ramsey without having to spend money. Ainsley Maitland Niles could be the Ramsey replacement. Maitland Niles has been playing in the wing back position this season as Hector Bellerin was out with injury. Maitland Niles can also play as a central midfielder.
He has the ability to drive forward with the ball as well as track back and retain possession for the team. Maitland Niles is gifted technically. He possess the physical strength required to hold possession.
Maitland Niles has some weaknesses as he is still young and does not have a lot of experience in the central midfield area.
If Arsenal do make the decision of putting him in the midfield, they will have to start looking for a backup right back/wing back.