Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has said that Arsenal should look into the signing of James Maddison from Leicester City as they seek to replace Aaron Ramsey in the squad this summer. The north London side are set to lose the services of Ramsey at the end of the season where he is scheduled to join Juventus on a Bosman transfer.
In a report covered by the Times, Cascarino suggested that the Gunners should look into a potential move for Maddison, who has enjoyed a terrific Premier League campaign with Leicester City this term, he said: “I look at [James] Maddison and I think, ‘Arsenal is your team’. The long goal for the north London side is targeting certain players in the summer and Maddison should be the man to replace Aaron Ramsey. There are not many great No 10s in world football but Arsenal desperately need someone who plays like the Leicester City man. The problem for No 10s is that most are asked to work without the ball. The role was deemed a luxury in past, their job was to create chances and make a difference in attack.”
“Ramsey has been one of the Gunners’ standout performers during the backend of the season and that has resulted in disappointment for the fans after the hierarchy decided against offering him a contract extension beyond June. Nonetheless, he has remained committed to the club’s cause with standout displays from an advanced midfield position and it remains to be seen whether he can help the club achieve their “objectives for the campaign.
Arsenal have recently slipped up from the top four with a three-point deficit over Chelsea, but they can make up the gap with the game in hand. Elsewhere, they have progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Europa League, and the fans will be hoping that the club can outclass Napoli to enhance their prospects of securing the trophy. The winners of the competition are offered a direct route to next season’s Champions League.