Arsenal informed they’ve to keep away from James Ward-Prowse “mistake” in summer season switch window

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been related with transfers to West Ham and Man Utd however Paul Merson is adamant he’s the easiest signing for Arsenal

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Paul Merson says Arsenal should prevent West Ham touchdown James Ward-Prowse as a result of him and Trent Alexander-Arnold are England’s largest go masters.

Former Gunners nice Merson reckons his previous membership must be seeking to hijack a Hammers transfer for Southampton famous person Ward-Prowse. The England midfielder is on West Ham’s radar this summer season and Merson reckons it will be a large mistake for Arsenal to put out of your mind him.

That’s as a result of Merse reckons Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold is the one England participant with a greater vary of passing than the Saints skipper. Writing in his Daily Star column, Merson stated: “Arsenal can’t permit West Ham to shop for James Ward-Prowse.

“I feel he is a brilliant signing for whoever will get him. I feel he is without doubt one of the perfect passers of the ball in England. Him and Trent Alexander-Arnold see issues few different English avid gamers do and they may be able to spray it across the pitch as a result of they’ve the sort of just right vary of passing. I do not perceive why Arsenal don’t seem to be pulling out all of the stops to check out and take James Ward-Prowse from Southampton.”

Merson reckons Mikel Arteta’s younger group are crying out for revel in subsequent season after lacking out at the Champions League. But he fears Ward-Prowse is not a gorgeous sufficient title to tempt the Gunners right into a transfer this summer season.

Merse stated: “Arsenal want to purchase revel in and they might be purchasing an skilled England global who is aware of the Premier League and would make an enormous distinction to them. They are crying out for a participant who can spray the ball round from the center of the pitch.

James Ward-Prowse is in call for this summer season



“They have lots who can play great, one-touch, tippy-tappy stuff however no-one who can transfer the play or play a killer ball excessive. Granit Xhaka. Thomas Partey. Mo Elneny. None of them can do this. They are all precisely the similar form of participant.

“Arsenal want to get the ball out to Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli as temporarily conceivable infrequently so they may be able to run at other people. That’s the place any individual like Ward-Prowse comes into it. He can play the ones passes with absolute ease from one aspect of the pitch to the opposite.

“It’s alright Arsenal having the ball at all times however should you shouldn’t have individuals who can go it you’ll’t do the rest with it. And letting Ward-Prowse pass to West Ham could be a blow in otherwise as a result of they’re a Champions League-chasing group too.

The Hammers would have some other participant who would stroll proper into the Arsenal group. Declan Rice would already. Michail Antonio would. So would Ward-Prowse. Years in the past, now not one West Ham participant would have were given within the Arsenal group. Now they’re last the space and I feel it will be a mistake to allow them to get Ward-Prowse.

“Arsenal must take a look at for him. Surely he’d be tempted. Arsenal don’t seem to be 1,000,000 miles away. They are one best magnificence striker clear of being contenders. He’s now not a shouter or the rest however he’s a pacesetter and Arsenal want leaders as smartly. He units an instance at the pitch. He’s an skilled participant.

“Arsenal do not want to signal a lorryload of youngsters this summer season. They want revel in. And Ward-Prowse ticks each and every field. He is fatal from unfastened kicks. Puts it on a sixpence from corners. What am I lacking? Is it as a result of he is English and best performs for Southampton? I do not get it.

“I feel he is hugely underrated. He may just play for any of the highest golf equipment. He would stroll into the Manchester United group. He’d be absolute best for them as smartly.”

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