Arsenal: Why on earth is Jesse Lingard’s name being mentioned?!

Jesse Lingard, Manchester United (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Jesse Lingard, Manchester United (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Arsenal is not doing themselves justice by clinging onto mediocre players…

Usually, I’m fair. I like to look at both a player’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to Arsenal’s transfer rumours. However, when it comes to Jesse Lingard, this is virtually impossible. Why? I mean, the guy has no strengths apart from dancing.

This is why it’s a surprise to see reports from the incredibly reliable Athletic. They have claimed that should Arsenal choose to not sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal, then they could look towards other options which would include Lingard. Excuse me while I dry heave.

The only thing I could think of that would be worse than signing Jesse Lingard, would be keeping Mohamed Elneny after his loan. If he’s not good enough for Manchester United, then he’s not good enough for Mikel Arteta‘s Arsenal.

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There is so much potential in the transfer window under the Spanish boss. We all know how well his former club Manchester City has performed in the transfer market in recent seasons. Having learned under Pep Guardiola, Arteta should come out of his shell and use this expertise to nag the board for more.

Because if he doesn’t, I must reiterate, the board are looking at options such as Jesse no league goals or assists in over a year Lingard. Simply not good enough. So, what options are there for Arsenal should Dani Ceballos not be signed permanently? Well, there are plenty.

One of them would be to utilise their youth players more efficiently. For example, Ainsley Maitland-Niles playing in his more natural midfield role to make up for the loss. Emile Smith Rowe has also shown immense potential in this position, both of which are arguably better than Lingard even given their inexperience.

The other option for the Gunners is to bring in a replacement. There was talk at one stage of bringing back Santi Cazorla until he retires, which would be an excellent short-term option. However, the likes of Thomas Partey and Carlos Soler are also available from Spain, both of which would walk straight into the Arsenal starting XI and have plenty more fuel left in the tank.

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What do you think? If you can come up with a convincing argument as to why Arsenal should sign Jesse Lingard, I’m all ears.