Arsenal make final decision over deal for 21-goal AM

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Arsenal have pulled the plug on their chase for Morroco and Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech, per reports.

Ziyech was a key member of Erik ten Hag squad that took Europe by storm. His barnstorming display in the Champions league earned him the attraction of several clubs including Arsenal.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder is said to be a fan of Arsenal and Barcelona, and the Gunners were said to be in his chase this summer.

Arsenal are looking to reinforce their squad this summer but their focus appear to be the wing and central defense.

And now, according to BBC, Arsenal have decided against a deal  for the £25m-rated star instead they want other aspects of their squad fortified for next season.

Though they have a very meagre transfer budget, Arsenal have made Wilfried Zaha their top target of the summer but his price tag has been a huge barrier to any deal.

Meanwhile, William Saliba was believed to have agreed personal terms to join Arsenal but recent report reveal Tottenham are now leading in his chase.

Ziyech ended last season with an impressive  21 goals and registered 24 assists in all competitions, it is surprising to see Arsenal not taking advantage of his situation to sign.

The Sporting director of Ajax, Marc Overmars had revealed the player could leave the Eredivisie club if his release clause is activated.

However, a move to the Premier League seem unlikely this summer.

 

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