Leicester City and Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been identified by Jamie Redknapp as the type of player Arsenal need to protect their backline.
The 22-year-old has been one of the shining lights for the Foxes this season with his ball-winning skills in the middle of the park.
And once again, the former Genk man impressed at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City secured a comfortable 2-0 win against Arsenal.
Ndidi's solid performances in the Premier League this season has caught the eye of former Liverpool captain, Redknapp, who believes the Nigerian might be the solution to Arsenal’s defensive midfield problem.
“He does a great job. He’s the sort of player that I think Arsenal have been crying out for for years,” Redknapp is quoted to have said, per ‘Express Sport.’
“He’s 22 years of age, got great pace, good energy, can pass the ball.
“I think about the game earlier in the season when he gave the ball away against Chelsea and I thought ‘I wonder how he’ll react’, he ended up scoring a goal after it.
“For such a young man he plays with so much assurance and the sort of player that [Adams] would have loved to have in front of you.
“You [Adams] played with the magnificent Patrick Vieira. At 22 years of age, he’s got it all.”
Arsenal legend, Tony Adams, affirmed Redknapp's comments that the Nigerian might be the cover the Gunners need for their defence.
“Yeah absolutely, Manu [Emmanuel] Petit as well,” Adams chipped in.
“I met John Jensen the other day and he scored one goal in 1999, he said: ‘It’s your fault because all you used to do is say stay in front of me and protect me.’
“I didn’t let him go forward and stuff but [Arsenal] need that, they need that protection.”