Ian Wright has already told Edu why Arsenal must beat Chelsea to ‘unbelievable’ £35m transfer

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Ian Wright has already told Edu why Arsenal must beat Chelsea to 'unbelievable' £35m transfer

Ian Wright has told Arsenal transfer chief Edu why the Gunners must beat Chelsea to the signing of Michael Olise ahead of the summer window. It is understood that the Crystal Palace forward has a £35 million release clause in his contract, according to The Times.

Olise, who was released from Cobham as a youngster, has featured 25 times in the Premier League for Patrick Vieira’s side, directly contributing towards seven goals. The 20-year-old has impressed at Selhurst Park this season, often operating as an understudy to Wilfried Zaha.

The France youth international’s dazzling displays have courted the interest of several top-flight sides, with Arsenal and Chelsea among those interested in securing his services, according to The Sun. And, with growing interest in Olise, Wright has told Mikel Arteta why he must beat Thomas Tuchel to the youngster’s signature.

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Speaking on ITV Sport earlier in the season, the Gunners legend showered Olise with praise and tipped the creative technician to reach ‘unbelievable’ heights. Wright said: “When you watch what Zaha brings to the team, Wilf is what 29 now? Here you are talking about a youngster that has a massive future.”

“When you look at what he does in the final third. Go and do what you want. He is going to be somebody that is going to do unbelievable things.”

Olise has worked closely under the stewardship of former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira this season, steering the Eagles towards a potential top-ten finish in the league. Singing from the same hymn sheet as his former Highbury teammate, the Palace boss labelled the youngster a ‘special talent’.

Speaking in February, Vieira said: “He can score goals, create chances and he is a special talent. He will improve and get better as a player. His work ethic every day has been terrific since he has been at the football club,” the Frenchman added, before telling Arteta how to improve Olise, should Arsenal activate the forward’s reported release clause.

“There is still a long way to go – he still needs to improve some parts of the game but he is doing well and playing with a lot of confidence,” said Vieira. “His team-mates trust him a lot to give him the ball and that is a good sign, so he has to keep working and keep improving himself.”

Source by Football London

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