Lee Dixon thinks Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips would fit in at Arsenal
Lee Dixon believes Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips would be a ‘good fit’ at Arsenal, amid reported interest in taking him away from Elland Road.
The England international has missed large chunks of this season with a hamstring injury as the Whites have struggled, battling with relegation with eight games remaining of their season.
Their position has seen him linked with a move away, with Aston Villa and Manchester United linked [Times], but former Arsenal defender Dixon told David Seaman’s podcast ‘Seaman Says‘ that he believes the 26-year-old would fit in at the Emirates.
“I like Kalvin Phillips, I am a big fan,” he said.
“I think he would be a good fit. I just like the way he is an all-round [player].”
Phillips is believed to been keen to stay at Elland Road, but relegation could force a change of plans with the World Cup taking place in November.
Top six player
Phillips is a Leeds legend and will go down as such no matter what happens this summer, but it’s no surprise there is plenty of interest.
Since coming to the Premier League with the club, Phillips has shown his ability to hang at the highest level with some of the league’s best midfielders and has become a key member of Gareth Southgate’s England side.
Even if he were to get relegated that wouldn’t change his ability and the performances we know he can put in, but it could alter his standing by not playing at the top level.
That could open up the door for a transfer away from his boyhood club, and fans would certainly not begrudge him that move.
He is more than good enough for play for one of the ‘big six’ in England or even a top European club, so Arsenal would be very lucky to be able to bring him in and add him to their squad.