Arsenal have missed a trick by not trying to sign Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi following Jack Wilshere’s departure.
The Gunners have been in the market for a central midfielder, and they set their sights on Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira.
The North London outfit finally got their man, announcing on Tuesday that the 22-year-old has agreed to join the club.
Torreira is a decent option, but Arsenal should have considered making a move for Ndidi.
The Nigerian international, who has earned 20 caps for his country, may not be a glamorous name but he is certainly capable of doing a job in Unai Emery’s team.
The jury is still out on Torreira given that he is yet to show what he can do in an Arsenal shirt.
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Ndidi, though, would have arrived at the Emirates with less risk given that he has more experience of Premier League football.
In addition, the midfielder was given the unenviable task of replacing N’Golo Kante for the Foxes when he signed last year, and he has managed to deliver.
As well as having strength from a defensive point of view, Ndidi is also comfortable on the ball.
There is no guarantee that the 21-year-old would have thrived, but given his talent at such a young age, he could have potentially developed into a key player for Arsenal.