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Arsenal Lead Chase for Teenage Central Midfielder with Bright Future

North London club sets it’s sights on yet another player with bags of potential when what they really need is an experienced head to man the tiller!

The Rumour

Fenerbahçe’s 16-year-old wonderkid Mehmet Topçu is attracting interest from a whole host of European clubs, with Premier League giants Arsenal said to be leading the race for his signature.

Capped 22 times for Turkey Under 16’s, the central midfielder’s performance in the national team has reportedly alerted Arsenal along with fellow top flight sides Chelsea, Manchester City and Fulham.

Topçu’s father Mujdat Gurel Selami has already received an invite from one of the above clubs and it’s expected that the Gunners’ will take advantage from being his favoured destination.

The Source: (Gooner Talk)

The Analysis

Only two things to say about this particular potential target.

a) Do Arsenal need yet another central midfielder?

b) Do they need yet another teenager?

The club is crying out for a defensive midfielder and one who has a decent amount of top level experience. Yaya Toure was one such target but he only just signed a contract extension. Felipe Melo is another, and Gilberto Silva has helpfully urged the Fiorentina man to make the move. Then you have Miguel Veloso, a quality player who’s club want to milk as much money as they can out of the signing therefore dooming that deal never to come to fruition!

The Likelihood

Topçu to Arsenal: May well happen, but why?

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