Mikel Arteta eyes creative midfielder in summer window Maddison, Houssem Aouar and Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal transfer stance on James Maddison, Houssem Aouar & Martin Odegaard revealed as Mikel Arteta eyes creative midfielder in summer window

Maddison is not someone the club are actively pursuing at this moment in time and Arsenal, for all the will of others, aren’t on the same wavelength as the rest. The £60m+ fee would be difficult for the club to navigate around but it’s the 24-year-old’s wages that are the biggest sticking point.

From reputable sources, everyone has been under the illusion that Mikel Arteta is strongly interested in the Leicester man and someone he is actively pursuing this summer. All of which is true.

Arteta does like Maddison and contacts have been made.

But does he like him as much as he likes Odegaard?

Maddison is a player whom Arsenal have been watching this summer, albeit not with the same vigour as most have been lead to believe.