Arsenal fear losing youngster Marcus McGuane, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and several other clubs showing interest

According to Independent, Arsenal could be set for a major blow, with their young whizkid Marcus McGuane attracting interest from several top clubs. Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and several Championship clubs are interested in taking the highly-rated midfielder away from the Gunners.

Marcus McGuane has received his entire footballing education at Arsenal. Emanating from the Gunners academy, the player is one of the highest rated players to emerge from the academy in recent times. The youngster captained the Under-18 squad last term and has displayed immense maturity on the field for a player of his age.

McGuane, along with Reiss Nelson, have been both tipped to make the senior grade soon at Arsenal, with the midfielder already establishing himself as a regular for the Under-23 squad.

Arsenal have opened their 2017-18 campaign on a rather sour note, with a 1-0 defeat at Stoke to follow a hard-fought win over Leicester. And they could be about to suffer another blow, this time in the form of Marcus McGuane, who is in his last year of contract.

While Arsenal jostle to get the player to commit to the club, interest from the likes of Juventus, Manchester United, Napoli and Manchester City among many others might turn the youngster’s head. Juventus are in the lead currently but the Manchester duo remain interested in the 18-year-old.

According to the report, Juventus are the one club that is offering the most attractive overall package to the player, who could soon move for just FIFA compensation, given that he is now into his last year of contract.

Arsenal have been having a torrid time this summer. While they have been able to land Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette, there are exit rumours surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom are into the last year of their respective deals as well.

Arsene Wenger could convince the youngster, though, to stick with Arsenal by offering him a better assurance and a promise of a faster look-in into the first-team at Emirates.

At 18, McGuane’s priority has to be to get regular game-time under his belt and if Arsenal are able to convince him that the club is the best place for that, we might just see the holding midfielder stay put at the North London outfit.

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