George Lewis to Arsenal: Examining Mikel Arteta’s potential transfer

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It's set to be a big summer for Arsenal.

After a hugely disappointing season in the Premier League, the Gunners are tasked with closing the gap on those ahead of them in order to avoid being cut adrift further.

An eighth-place finish in the league is far from being enough for a club such as Arsenal, and Mikel Arteta knows that.

That means that if the North London side are to push towards the top four - or even the top six - there'll have to be some significant work done in the transfer market.

Funds are expected to be limited at the Emirates Stadium, meaning that it could be a case of Raul Sanllehi doing some wheeling and dealing to strengthen key areas.

While a list of transfer targets are being drawn up, Football London have reported that one major deal has already been agreed.

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George Lewis is the player in question who is available on a free transfer after leaving Norwegian third division side Fram Larvik.

While a deal is yet to be completed, Lewis' former club's sporting director, Jostein Jensen seemingly confirmed the deal by telling Norwegian title VG.no: "“Yes, we can confirm that. I have been told that he has signed for Arsenal.”

But what do we know about the potential arrival? Let's take a look at the player on the cusp of joining the Gunners.

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Who is George Lewis?

Born in Rwanda, Lewis got his first footballing break with Norwegian side Tromso IL.

After leaving Tromso, he went on to play for Norwegian third-tier side Tromsdalen and then Fram Larvik before leaving to pursue a career in England.

He then trained with Solihull Moor under Sam Manoochehri, the man who helped to coach Jude Bellingham in his formative years.

At the age of 20, it seems that the youngster has hopes of establishing himself with the Premier League giants.

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What position does George Lewis play?

Lewis is predominantly a right winger, although he can play on both flanks.

This is due to his 'blistering pace and 'ability to take on a defender in a one-on-one scenario'.

It's thought that these attributes could be huge in helping him to adapt to life at the Emirates Stadium.

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Where will George Lewis feature at Arsenal?

While it's yet to be confirmed, Football London have reported that Arsenal are close to agreeing the deal to sign the young winger.

This follows a successful trial period that he undertook at London Colney in March this year, shortly before lockdown was enforced.

The 20-year-old is a free agent, but will link up with Steve Bould's under-23 side once the deal has been formally announced.

It is there that he'll be hoping to impress Bould and his fellow coaches, in the hope of getting an opportunity to shine in Mikel Arteta's first team set-up.

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