Report: £26.55m-rated Arsenal target chasing dream move to the Premier League


Arsenal target Leon Bailey is pushing for his dream move to the Premier League, according to Sport Bild.

The Gunners were one of the sides that sent a scout to watch the Jamaica international during Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa League victory over Sparta Prague back in December.

However, the north London outfit aren’t the only side interested in Bailey with a raft of Premier League teams in for the attacker.

Should Arsenal sign Leon Bailey?



Arsenal have been lacking a natural winger of the right quality for a number of seasons now, and with Bailey back up to form for the Bundesliga outfit, he could be the one to fill the void that many have failed to fill over the last couple of seasons.

Nicolas Pepe was purchased for a whopping £72m back in 2019 and has shown nothing like the consistency which he showed at former club Lille. Willian was signed, presumably as a replacement for the underperforming Ivorian, and it’s safe to say he’s been one of the biggest failures of the Premier League season.

Then there’s the conundrum surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who did well on the left-wing last season, scoring 22 goals in the top-flight. But, it seems he’s been figured out by opposition defences and even the African has been struggling, scoring just three so far this campaign.

However, the 23-year-old might just have the quality required to make a difference having scored nine goals and registered seven assists this year. His standout qualities has been dribbling ability and threat in front of goal. As well as averaging two dribbles per game in the German top-flight, the £26.55m-rated ace also averages over two shots per game.

Purchasing some new attacking players needs to be the main aim in either this window or next summer’s. The senior stars have been nothing short of shocking and Bailey has shown just why the Gunners retain an interest in him with his consistent displays this campaign.

In other news, Unai Emery spoke of his regret over a failed transfer from 2019.

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