Chelsea tipped as future club for Arsenal star as Thomas Tuchel aims to solve goalscoring issues


The demand for Chelsea's attempted rebuild this summer received a massive hit of reality in the 4-0 loss to Arsenal in Florida. Despite that, the Blues have been tipped as a possible destination for one of the Gunners' stars.

With up to seven players understood to be keen to leave Stamford Bridge and Thomas Tuchel's concerns over summer preparation, Chelsea were humiliated by their London rivals in pre-season.

Mikel Arteta's side have added their own quality signings on top of a young squad in an attempt to close the five-point gap that Chelsea ended last campaign ahead of them in the Premier League.

Despite Chelsea's perceived turmoil and Arsenal's gain, the Blues are still seen as a more attractive proposition according to Paddy Kenny, and they could still lose one of their most prized possessions.

Bukayo Saka, who scored the third goal against Chelsea in Orlando, has been the centre of transfer speculation away from the Emirates as contract talks continue. Former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Paddy Kenny sees it as an issue that Chelsea could take advantage of. He said,

"I think Arsenal will be going for fourth this season. I like who they have added, Jesus and Zinchenko. I just think he [Saka] isn’t in a major rush to sign. If Arsenal didn’t get into the Champions League this season I wouldn’t be surprised if he is looking for a move.

“He would be looking for a move to a regular Champions League team like Liverpool or Man City, even Chelsea. It would have to be someone who is more or less guaranteed Champions League football. It is a tough one because he still has years left on his deal and whoever comes in will have to pay top dollar."

Saka already knows a host of Chelsea players due to his involvement in the England setup, having played with Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling before.

Although Saka is in no rush to move on, his versatility does make him an attractive proposition, especially as Tuchel looks for an answer to his goalscoring issues. Saka scored 10 league goals last season, more than every Chelsea player other than Mount.

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