Arsenal move to secure signing of Chelsea’s prolific striker

Dominic Solanke

Arsenal are making efforts to snatch wonder kid Dominic Solanke, 18, from Premier League rivals, Chelsea.

The Sun reported that the FA Cup champion is monitoring the contract talk between the player and his club and is ready to offer the youngster an assurance that may not be forthcoming at Stamford Bridge.

The teenager, considered as one of the brightest star in England, has made a demand of £50,000-a-week contract and assurances of opportunities in the first team next season, requests which the Blues are reluctant to agree to and are at the risk of losing yet another promising talent.

While Arsenal equally may not be too willing to part with such an amount, opportunities of first team appearances is more guaranteed at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger is known for giving young players opportunity to shine at the club and this may tempt the England U21 star, who is frustrated at his lack of first team action to tend towards the club.

The likes of Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin, Hector Bellerin and former captain have all enjoyed such favour from Wenger.

Chelsea are known for giving more preference to established players to make up their first eleven. The Premier League champions have farmed a number of emerging stars out on loan while some are eventually sold.

The prolific teenager was named England Youth Player of the Year in 2014, having impressed at that year’s UEFA European U17 championship, scored four goals in four appearances and helped the team to win the competition.

He has won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League. Currently on loan at Dutch club, Vitesse where he has scored 7 goals in 24 Eredivisie appearances so far.

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can capture the player from their bitter rivals but we are known for giving young players a chance to showcase their talent and that opportunity is too strong a temptation for any sane young lad to resist.

Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny has stated that he want to leave the club this summer.

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