Arsenal could now miss Tottenham’s Youri Tielemans target as their Champions League dream lay in tatters after the Newcastle United defeat.
Arsenal knew they simply had to win in Newcastle on Monday night.
The 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last week was a blow before Spurs beat Burnley 1-0.
From four points clear of Tottenham, Arsenal suddenly found themselves two points adrift of their north London rivals.
A win over Newcastle was paramount as Arsenal struggled for fourth place but the Gunners fell flat.
Ben White’s own goal and a goal from Bruno Guimaraes gave Newcastle a 2-0 win, leaving the Arsenal players dejected.
Arsenal will now have to rely on a shock result from already relegated Norwich City against Tottenham this weekend.
This is truly a disaster for Arsenal and could have a major impact on their summer transfer plans.
Arsenal could now miss Tottenham’s Youri Tielemans goal
One target Arsenal appear to have been hoping for is Leicester City ace Tielemans.
Voetbalkrant in Tielemans’ native Belgium reported just last week that Arsenal were in talks to sign Tielemans – and those negotiations were going well.
The problem for Arsenal was that Tielemans would not commit to signing this summer without knowing if the Gunners would play in the Champions League.
Tielemans wants Champions League football – that’s why he’s ruling out a move to Manchester United.
Arsenal’s talks may have gone well but it could all be for nothing as a top-four result now looks unlikely.
If Tielemans snubs United for not having Champions League action, it stands to reason he would take the same stance at Arsenal.
That’s a huge blow to Arsenal if it turns out to be true, but it could actually get worse.
The claim of the London Evening Standard that Tottenham have also been chasing Tielemans ahead of a potential move.
If Arsenal miss the top 4, Tottenham would step in and offer Tielemans the Champions League football he craves.
Leicester could be sold this summer with Tielemans out of contract in 2023 but Arsenal’s chances are high while Tottenham’s hopes rise.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/05/17/arsenal-youri-tielemans-tottenham-leicester-city/ Arsenal have been in talks to sign the Tottenham Hotspur target now their hopes could be over