According to Darren Bent, Crystal Palace's Michael Olise is a player made for the current Arsenal squad. Olise's style, ability, and age are the building blocks Arteta is using to rebuild Arsenal into the team he envisioned when he took over in 2019.
After a successful summer transfer window in 2021, the Gunners are said to be eager to go deep again and mine the hidden gems in the summer transfer window.
There are claims that the Gunners' priority for the summer transfer window is to sign a striker and a defensive midfielder. Bent believes Arteta should not pass up the opportunity to sign Olise:
"He is certainly the type of player Mikel Arteta will like," Bent said on Soccer Saturday (via The Metro).
"We know he likes young players and this kid has really impressed me. For large spells, I thought it was just all about Wilfried Zaha and Eze, but at the moment, he has himself into the team and been sensational.
"He can go past people, he has a nice range of passing, he can score a goal and his final delivery has been lovely. I think he is a top player.
"It makes sense – if you look at what Mikel Arteta did in the transfer market at the start of the season, all the players were 24 or younger. He [Olise] fits that kind of mould.
"The only thing you would say is where would he play because in those front areas, Arsenal are quite loaded.
"Someone of that quality, it doesn’t surprise me to see Arsenal and those top sides interested."
It's worth noting that Arsenal scouted Olise while he was still at Reading.
Given his attacking nature, he could be signed to take over Xhaka's new role. Xhaka has recently been playing as a number 8 alongside Odergaard, while Partey has been the sole number 6.
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