Arsenal scouts reportedly believe that Brighton winger, Solly March, could move to the Emirates and quickly challenge for a first team role as they ponder a summer move.
The Gunners are in the market for a winger in the upcoming transfer window. That means enduring countless stories linking us to a host of players we will never sign. Then Arsenal will land a player no-one had even mentioned.
So, are Arsenal in for Solly March?
It’s impossible to say, really.
The story began as an EXCLUSIVE on TeamTalk and I can’t say that they are known for their inside information. That being said, they must have heard something to justify their article. Contrary to what many believe, the majority of decent websites out there don’t just make transfer nonsense up for the craic.
March signed for Brighton when he was 17 and has one goal and five assists this season in 28 Premier League games.
Those stats are hardly ringing anyone’s bell, but TeamTalk believe Arsenal scouts think March can make the step up should the Gunners make a move for him.
March extended his Brighton contract until 2022 last summer and with the ‘Engligh Premium’ that Arsenal have to pay but rarely benefit from, he won’t be cheap even though he’s currently only valued at around £6.3m.
An internal alternative?
Another option for Arsenal is converting Ainsley Maitland-Niles to a winger.
The 21-year-old told Sky Sports in January, “I’d like to be a winger,” after confirming that he is currently best as a central midfielder. “I feel comfortable there and I’ve been playing there this season.
“I like to think of myself as a winger at 25 years old, starting every week for Arsenal, scoring and assisting goals.
“I don’t feel like I’m there. I’m still young and I have a lot of learning to do.
“Even if I was playing week in, week out I wouldn’t say I was there because the learning stage I am at now, I still have so much more to give to the game.
“Once I get there where I can’t give any more, then I’d say I’m there.”