Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are now actively trying to beat Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea and David Moyes’s West Ham United to the signing of Elye Wahi.

According to TEAMtalk, Arsenal are competing with Chelsea and West Ham United for the signing of Elye Wahi from Montpellier in the summer transfer window.

Fulham are also claimed to be interested in Wahi.

TEAMtalk has claimed that Chelsea have been working hard to get a deal done for the 20-year-old striker.

The report has added that Arsenal have now “expressed their interest in landing the France U21 international”.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta personally “wants Wahi to join” his team and help the Gunners’ Premier League title push.





Gabriel Jesus is injured at the moment and will miss the start of the new season, and that’s why the Gunners reportedly want Wahi.

TEAMtalk has reported that West Ham United and Fulham have also enquired about Wahi, adding that Montpellier want £34.5 million in transfer fees for him.

Wahi made 29 starts and four substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Montpellier last season.

The striker scored 19 goals and gave five assists in those games.

Arsenal should not rush into Elye Wahi deal

In our opinion, Arsenal should not rush into making a deal for Montpellier striker Elye Wahi.

While Wahi is a very good striker and has huge potential, the Gunners need to think carefully about bringing in a young player.

After all, when Jesus will be back, Wahi would struggle to get into the first team.

Do Arsenal really need to spend £34.5 million on a 20-year-old striker for a few weeks?

Moreover, the Gunners have two senior strikers besides Jesus on their books.

Eddie Nketiah could do a job for Arsenal in the absence of Jesus, while Folarin Balogun scored goals in France last season just like Wahi did.

Why can’t Arteta just use the USA international striker during the period when Jesus is out?

Balogun made 34 starts and three substitute appearances in Ligue 1 during his loan spell at Reims last season.

The 22-year-old striker scored 21 goals and gave two assists in those matches.

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