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Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta’s ideal Bukayo Saka alternative Matias Soule admits Premier League dream

Suraj Radia
Matias Soule, Bukayo Saka, Arsenal
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One of Arsenal’s rumoured transfer targets has hinted he would be open to a transfer this summer after revealing his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League one day.

Arsenal are said to be considering players capable of offering an alternative to Bukayo Saka, with the 22-year-old having missed just one Premier League game since 2021.

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One of the players thought to be on Arsenal’s shortlist is Matias Soule, who has impressed while on loan at Serie A side Frosinone from Juventus.

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The 20-year-old has grabbed ten goals and two assists as a left-footed winger on the right flank, which led to an approach from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad in January.

However, Soule rejected the chance of a move and the Argentine international has admitted a move to the Premier League would be his ideal choice.

“If they give me the choice of a league, I would go to England,” Soule told DSports. “Everyone knows that it is one of the best leagues, it would be a dream to play there.”

Matias Soule has been a breakout star in Serie A this season.
© IMAGO – Matias Soule has been a breakout star in Serie A this season.

What does the future hold for Matias Soule?

Al-Ittihad were believed to have made a bid of more than €30 million to Juventus for Soule, with the Italian side open to the sale of a player with two years remaining on his contract despite being highly-rated.

The likes of Newcastle and Aston Villa have also extensively scouted Soule and would likely rival Arsenal for his signing in the summer, although no club has yet made a formal approach for the forward.

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Soule revealed he had no concrete offers yet but was also keen on being given a chance at Juventus, having joined the club from Argentine side Velez in 2020.

For Arsenal, Soule would represent perhaps a raw yet shrewd acquisition in the pursuit of a backup to Saka who can also contribute now and match the playstyle of the England international.

With this season being Soule’s first as an out-and-out starter, a big money move could represent a risk, however the levels of success could also be huge for a player with significant potential to increase his value.

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