Arsenal fans watched England win 1-0 over Romania in their last game before Euro 2020, then called on the Gunners to sign James Ward-Prowse.
The Southampton midfielder is still sweating over his place at Euro 2020. He was not part of the 26-man squad and will only secure a place if chosen as a replacement.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has retired and a place is up for grabs again. He made his chances of getting the green light tonight – with Arsenal fans impressed.
Signing him may not be too ambitious either. The Guardian today claimed that Aston Villa is preparing an offer for the Saints star.
They are due to open the auction at £ 30million and are said to be willing to pay up to £ 40million for the 26-year-old.
Ward-Prowse has been in stunning form for Southampton in 2020/21. He scored nine goals and had seven assists, including five free-kick goals.
The midfielder is a product of the Saints Youth Academy. He has played more than 250 games for the club is captain Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Arsenal won’t be in Europe next season and therefore someone like Ward-Prowse would represent a quality signing.
There will surely come a time when he leaves Southampton and why not this summer.
The Saints have really struggled in 2020/21 and they seem in danger of losing some of their star players.
It could be music to Arsenal’s ears, with their supporters keen to see Ward-Prowse in north London.
Ward-Prowse to Arsenal makes sense
It must be said that the Southampton midfielder would be a quality addition to Arsenal’s ranks.
He’s energetic, has good passing radar, and is a breath of fresh air when it comes to taking set pieces.
Arsenal are demanding an injection of energy into their midfield. Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny are easily replaced, while Dani Ceballos will return to Real Madrid.
As a result, they’ll be targeting a midfielder and Ward-Prowse’s signing for the Gunners seems to make sense.
The player wins £ 75,000 per week at St Mary’s Stadium and it’s affordable for Arsenal.
A transfer fee of £ 40million may seem excessive, but at 26 he has many years ahead of him.
Playing for a club like Arsenal will surely attract Ward-Prowse and he has the potential to play with better players.
Arsenal supporters want Ward-Prowse
After today’s game against England, the fans lost their minds to Ward-Prowse, and neither did the Gunners loyalists.
Arsenal fans would love to see him strutting around Emirates Stadium next season.
They are tired of a midfielder lacking in energy and ball playing skills and believe Ward-Prowse could help them.
Whether Southampton is doing business is another thing. The player is happy at the club and has always played for the Saints.
This may not always be the case and he may want to change at some point in his career.
After today’s game Arsenal fans raved about Ward-Prowse and here is what they had to say about the maestro.
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