Former Premier League winger Jermaine Jenas has tipped Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham to join Arsenal this summer.
The 23-year-old dropped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard was shown the door. He has played just 230 minutes of football under Thomas Tuchel, and it is clear as day that the German doesn’t really fancy him.
Despite not playing a lot last term, Abraham ended the season with 12 goals and six assists to his name. He scored 18 goals and provided six assists in the season before as well, which just shows that he has the quality to perform at the highest level.
It really does look like he will be on the move this summer and he certainly won’t be short of offers. Jenas named a whole host of clubs who could be interested in the Englishman, including Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Jenas: Tammy Abraham could go to Arsenal
He told The Daily Mail: “I think he’d be a great signing for anyone.
“He had that special relationship with Aston Villa fans in the Championship but they’ve now got Ollie Watkins. I would like to think that Tammy could maybe go on a loan. I don’t think it’s the time for Chelsea to be completely cutting ties.
“You’ve got Watford, who have just come up. Brighton are desperate for someone to get them goals. Southampton is another team you look at and wonder if he could do a job.
“He could even go to Arsenal, if Chelsea let him. Mikel Arteta is insistent on playing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off the left. He’s a suitable player for a number of teams and I think a lot will be looking at his services.”
The Insider’s View:
Tammy Abraham is likely to be on the market and Arsenal might also need a new striker. Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette could both be sold in the coming weeks, which will open up a spot up top.
Labelled by Jack Grealish as an ‘unbelievable‘ player, Abraham is different to all the strikers we have at the moment.
He is very good with his back to goal and he’s a huge threat in the air as well. He has already shown that he has the quality to perform at the highest level, and he really would be an interesting option for the Gunners.
However, there’s no way Chelsea will even consider selling one of their most talented academy graduates to Arsenal.