As bullets are thrown at Arsenal over James Maddison’s transfer, Roy Keane and Ian Wright collide.


As bullets are thrown at Arsenal over James Maddison’s transfer, Roy Keane and Ian Wright collide.

Arsenal’s interest in Leicester youngster James Maddison led to a spat between Roy Keane and Ian Wright.

Arsenal’s pursuit of Leicester star James Maddison has caused a rift between Roy Keane and Ian Wright. Arsenal are interested in signing Maddison and have reportedly offered a number of players in a player-plus-cash deal.

Maddison is delighted at the King Power, according to Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 24-year-future, old’s though, was a topic of conversation among the experts before of Saturday’s Community Shield against Manchester City.

Maddison would not be a good fit for Arsenal, according to Keane.

“Perhaps he just wants a change of scenery, maybe just a taste of London? On ITV, the Irishman answered, “I don’t know.”

“It’s a tough one; [Jamie] Vardy had an opportunity to join Arsenal, but he declined.

“He got a lot of money, turned it down, and let’s not kid ourselves, he got a lot of money at Leicester.

“However, Leicester has a good bunch of players. They now have a new practice facility.

“If he’s leaving Leicester, I don’t think Arsenal is the best option; if I were him, I’d sit tight.” Arsenal ‘offered’ Barcelona player in attempt to raise funds after Lionel Messi’s departure [REPORT] Lukaku’s transfer comments as Inter Milan reach £97m ‘agreement’ with Chelsea [QUOTES] Chelsea ‘decide next three moves’ as ‘Inter Milan accept £97m Romelu Lukaku bid’

“Arsenal will be up there,” Wright said. “The fact that Arsenal is still striving to build and be where they want to be, people like Maddison are the kind of player Arsenal needs to get them back there.

“Manchester United, like Liverpool before them, have gone through their mile-and-a-half of pipe, like Andy Defraine in Shawshank Redemption, where there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“Arsenal need players like him, but you have to respect Arsenal’s name for trying to get back to where they were,” Keane said, implying that a move to Arsenal would be a step down for Maddison.

“At this time, I don’t believe leaving Leicester where they are is a step up to going to Arsenal,” he responded.

“At this point in time, probably rearward [step].” Arsenal is a massive football club. “Brinkwire Summary News” from Leicester, where they are competing.”


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