Arsenal warned against signing Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham

Arsenal warned against signing Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham

Simon Jordan has warned Arsenal against signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. 

Abraham has been linked with a move away from Chelsea and according to reports, the England international is attracting interest from Arsenal. As reported by The Athletic, the Gunners want to sign Abraham on loan but Chelsea want to sell the 23-year-old on a permanent deal and hope to make £40million in the process.

However, Jordan believes the north London side should not sign the forward due to the history they had with players from Chelsea. 

Willian and David Luiz all signed for Arsenal from Chelsea and have struggled to make an impact at the Emirates. The whole of last season, Willian managed just one goal and five assists and it is reported he could be allowed to leave this summer. 

Speaking to talkSPORT on Thursday, Jordan said, "Those are players who those in their right mind would never think were fit for purpose at Arsenal." 

"It’s not so much a reputational thing it’s when you’re going up against your competition and your competition are saying: ‘This player ain’t good enough for me, but he’s good enough for you!’

"How does that work then? It’s universally accepting – and when I say accepting, I mean everyone excluding Kia Joorabchian – would think that the transactions that happened for Willian and David Luiz were just bad business and bad thinking."

"They were players that weren't fit for purpose in the make-up of Arsenal that needed something more."

The winger is set to become a free agent at the end of next season. 

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