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Journalist Paul Brown believes Arsenal would make a “statement” if they manage to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City amid links with the Belgium international.

Tielemans has established himself as a key player for the Foxes since joining the club from Monaco in 2019.

What’s up with Tielemans?

He was exceptional for Leicester for a while.

The midfielder scored the winning goal in last season’s FA Cup final, netting an absolutely raspy drive from distance that gave the Foxes a 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Tielemans has also made 23 appearances this season in all competitions, scoring six goals, and has been central to the way Brendan Rodgers plays his side.

However, he has been linked with a potential move to Arsenal, and Rodgers has admitted he may well leave the club as he has to “consider all options”.

Tielemans is entering the final 18 months of his contract and is valued at £49.5million by Transfermarkt in this window.

However, it seems more likely that Tielemans would potentially move this summer as Goal report they still hope to tie him down to a new deal.

But Arsenal have reportedly made contact with their agent to gauge their interest in a possible move to north London, again per Goal, as they position themselves for a potential move at the end of the season.

Indeed, Ian Wright has already urged the club to sign Tielemans, doing so while Unai Emery was still in charge.

And Brown believes Tielemans would improve the Gunners almost immediately should he end up moving to the Emirates.

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What did Brown say?

The Daily Star reporter told GiveMeSport: “He would improve almost any team in the Premier League, so bringing someone like that in would be a statement in many ways from Arsenal, I think he would fit in very well there.”

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What is the quality of Tielemans?

He is a top midfield talent.

Leicester paid a record fee of £40m to sign him and with good reason.

In short, his stats are ridiculous for a central midfielder playing in a side that haven’t regularly qualified for the Champions League.

According to the website, he is in the top 15% of midfielders in Europe when it comes to goals without penalty, shots on goal, expected assists, shot creating actions and progressive passing.

He would be a standout signing for Arsenal if they could land him, as they have had something of a creative vacuum since Mesut Ozil left.

Tielemans would certainly fill it.