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Kevin Campbell urges Arsenal to go big for quality player who ‘ticks every box’

Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, March 2022.

Former Arsenal forward Kevin Campbell feels that the Gunners would be a much better side if they were to get hold of Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

Arsenal have begun an upwards trajectory under Mikel Arteta. Indeed, they currently sit fifth in the Premier League, and have multiple games in hand over the sides above them.

The Gunners seem to have massively improved since their eight-placed league finishes the past couple of years.

The recruitment at the club of late has been a massive reason for Arsenal’s upturn in form. Recent signings such as Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale have all become crucial players this term.

Former Arsenal star Campbell feels the Gunners should continue to make big additions, and he has the perfect player in mind – Jude Bellingham.

“Quality player. Someone who’s got legs, who fits in with the youth element, who’s got big capacity to grow as well,” he said on Highbury Squad.

“He’s of that standard that he’s already a full England international. That really fits our bill and ticks the box.”

At just 18 years old, Bellingham has proven his quality at Dortmund, contributing to 26 goals in 80 appearances. The youngster has shown his class on the international stage too, having already made 10 England appearances.

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While Bellingham would clearly be a welcome addition to a number of sides, that is likely to cause a problem for Arsenal, should they pursue him.

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the big sides vying for his signature. However, it seems the midfielder will be staying put at Dortmund for the time being.

Bellingham could join Sanches as Arsenal target

Jonathan Bamba, Renato Sanches, Lille, January 2022.

One midfielder that has been a reported target of Arsenal’s in Renato Sanches. The Portuguese has been linked with a move back to the Premier League for some time.

However, the English sides may have suffered a major setback.

It is reported that AC Milan have struck a deal for Sanches.

The Italian side are apparently willing to spend €20million, which should be enough to see the midfielder move on from Lille.

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