“We have a close relationship, it’s really strong. I promised him when I first joined that we would improve him as a player and he believes in the environment.
The former Liverpool coach was then asked if his team had a life-long plan for Tielemans to be relegated, to which he replied: “You always have to, that’s the key. You always have to look ahead, that’s important. “
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will take advantage of this opportunity and push for the 24-year-old to move, or whether they will wait until the summer to secure his signature.
The longer the Arteta team waits to get closer, of course, the risk that more clubs will be interested in the former Anderlecht playmaker.