Darren Bent has predicted that Arsenal would make a bid for Michael Olise. Thus, claiming that the Crystal Palace playmaker would fit well at the Emirates and is of the same kind as Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal News: This season, Michael Olise has dominated the Premier League with his performances. His meteoric climb to the top has been remarkable. Given that he was bought by Crystal Palace from QPR in the summer of 2021. He has shocked many with some impressive performances. Olise is quickly emerging as a vital component of Patrick Vieira’s plans for the future.
Of course, his achievements have piqued the curiosity of several major teams, like Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners, in particular, are showing interests in a player with a broad profile. The Palace youngster’s age profile corresponds to the requirements of the north London side.
Arsenal has been keeping an eye on several other players for the position of wide attacking midfielder. Although they have been linked with a move for Serge Gnarby, they might turn their attention to Crystal Palace playmaker Olise if they are unable to acquire the German international.
If Arsenal decides to contact Crystal Palace about a summer transfer for him, he will almost probably command a high price in the next transfer window. Even though Arteta will be keen on prioritising the recruitment of a new striker over a wide player, there is a chance that he may buy a wide attacker instead.
Darren Bent, a former Tottenham striker, has recently claimed that Olise may be the ideal player for Arteta’s long-term objectives. As reported by Football 365, he believes the Gunners will make a summer approach for the Crystal Palace teenager.
What Darren Bent said:
“He is unquestionably the kind of player Mikel Arteta would like. We know he has a soft spot for young players. This youngster has really impressed me. For long periods, I believed the club had their focus only on Wilfried Zaha and Eze. But at the present, he has integrated himself into the squad and has been outstanding. He can go past players, he has a wide variety of passing abilities. He is capable of scoring goals, and his final delivery is beautiful.
I believe he is a top-tier player. Consider what Mikel Arteta has done in the transfer market so far this season: all of his signings have been players aged 24 or younger. It makes sense. He [Olise] is exactly the kind of player who fits into that mould. The only thing you would question is where he would play, since Arsenal has a plethora of options in those positions up front where he might fit in. With a player of that calibre, it shouldn’t be surprising to see Arsenal and other elite teams showing an interest,” Darren Bent said.
When Olise ultimately departs Crystal Palace, there will only be time to see whether he will join Arsenal. While at Selhurst Park, the 20-year-old playmaker is continuing to develop into one of the best young players in the Premier League. He strives to become one of the best players in the world.