Arsenal urged to sign 22-year-old to replace Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal should look to sign James Maddison from Leicester City this summer, according to Tony Cascarino

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Arsenal should sign James Maddison from Leicester City to replace Aaron Ramsey this summer, according to Tony Cascarino.

Ramsey is due to depart the Gunners this summer after he signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus at the turn of the year.

The Gunners are likely to be on the lookout for a new midfielder to replace the departing Wales international as Unai Emery begins to turn his attentions towards the summer transfer window.

Now, former Chelsea FC man Cascarino has claimed that Maddison, 22, would be the perfect replacement for Ramsey at The Emirates.

Speaking to The Times, Cascarino said: “I look at Maddison and I think, ‘Arsenal is your team.’ Maddison should be the man to replace Aaron Ramsey.

“There are not many great No10s in world football but Arsenal desperately need someone who plays like the Leicester City man.

“The role was deemed a luxury in past, their job was to create chances and make a difference in attack.

“Mesut Ozil and Dele Alli are expected to deliver without the ball and to be a defender for their teams too.

“You have to be very gifted to do that and nine out of 10 gifted players do not want to work without the ball. Maddison’s work-rate is good and getting better.

“There is no question about whether he is technical enough for the top flight.”

Maddison has been in fine form for Leicester City this season, scoring seven goals and making six assists in 31 Premier League appearances for the Foxes.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will return to Europa League action on Thursday night when they host Napoli in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

The north London side will have to dust themselves down after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal are aiming to finish in the top four this season for the first time in two years after having missed out in Arsene Wenger’s final two campaigns in charge.

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