Martin Keown is very happy about Marc Guehi, a player that Arsenal was interested in signing from Crystal Palace during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal was said to be interested in bringing Marc Guehi from their London and Premier League rivals, Crystal Palace, during the summer of 2023.
Arsenal Was Rumored to Be Considering a Summer Transfer for Marc Guehi, a Defender from Crystal Palace
In a report that comes from an Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, on CaughtOffside, Arsenal at first considered signing Marc Guehi before they ended up choosing Jurrien Timber.
Timber, who was signed from Ajax during the summer transfer window, is at the moment dealing with an injury.
Romano, in his statement, said: “Guehi was among the players Arsenal was thinking about in May, with likes of Mohamed Simakan and Aymeric Laporte, but they finally chose Jurrien Timber in a very definitive manner.”
Guehi has received an invitation to be part of the England national team for their upcoming international games.
Gareth Southgate’s team will play Ukraine in a Euro 2024 qualification match on Saturday.
The 23-year-old center-back might be in the first squad lineup for the England national team. Guehi has already made up to four appearances for the England national team.
What is Martin Keown’s Opinion on Marc Guehi?
Keown, a one-time Arsenal player and pundit on talkSPORT, seems to think highly of Guehi, but he believes Guehi should be stronger in heading the ball.
Keown went further to say that: “Guehi, the 23-year-old, is very fast, agile, and can handle the ball easily, but he should put more effort into his ability to win headers.” We think that Arsenal should keep an eye on Marc Guehi.
Yes, Arsenal, at the moment, has many options in central defense, but it is always good to be prepared for anything that may happen in the future. And Guehi is still just 23 years old.
The English international center-back has played in 77 Premier League matches throughout his entire career.
The young player so far has scored three goals, he has provided one assist, and he has helped keep 18 clean sheets in those matches.
In another development, it has been gathered that Jay Bothroyd wants Arsenal, the team coached by Mikel Arteta, to get Ivan Toney from Brentford. Bothroyd, who used to be a prospect for Arsenal, thinks Toney has really good qualities that will be helpful to Arsenal.
The Sky Sports expert says that Toney is really good at scoring goals and is physically strong. He thinks that having Toney on the team would make Arsenal better at attacking. Keep an eye out for more news.