Arsenal urged to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus

Freddie Ljungberg has urged Arsenal to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad

Freddie Ljungberg has urged Arsenal to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to transform his side into Premier League title contenders.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a big money swoop for the Juventus midfielder in recent days, with some media reports this weekend claiming that the north London side have already agreed a deal to sign the Chile international.

Arsenal have been linked with a number of other players in recent weeks, including Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

But Ljungberg would love to see his former side bring Vidal to Emirates Stadium as the Gunners look to win their first top-flight title since 2004.

Ljungberg told Sport360: “I think the players who are already there are great, but for me I want to see speed. There were some rumours about Vidal, a great player, and he gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that. That kind of player would be great for the club.

“Look at Sanchez. After the World Cup in South Africa I said I wanted us to buy him, when he was at Udinese.

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“He is quality but he also works hard as well. He has speed. When he loses the ball he still fights for it and that’s what I like to see.”

Vidal, 28, was in fine form for Juventus last season, scoring seven goals and making four assists in 28 Serie A games for the Italian side and helping them to reach the Champions League final.

He has also been linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

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