Roma striker Tammy Abraham would be a ‘great option’ for Arsenal, says Nigel Winterburn

Abraham enjoys a good time at Roma

Abraham is enjoying a good time at Roma (Picture: Getty Images)

Nigel Winterburn claims Tammy Abraham would be a good fit for Arsenal amid the Roma striker’s top form.

Abraham traded Chelsea for Roma last summer but has been linked with a move to the Emirates before joining the Serie A club.

The 24-year-old is thriving under Jose Mourinho and recently broke a record for most goals scored in a debut season with the Italian club following his brace against Lazio last weekend.

The forward was linked with Arteta's Arsenal last summer

The forward was linked with Arteta’s arsenal last summer (Image: Getty Images)

While Winterburn doesn’t believe the forward will return to the Premier League next season, the Arsenal legend suggests he would still be a good signing for Mikel Arteta’s side.

“In the summer when he moved there was a connection with Arsenal, I don’t know how strong, but he fits the bill of what Arsenal were trying to do,” Winterburn told Abraham’s FreeSuperTips.

“A young player with great potential so I don’t think that changes the fact that he would have been a great option for Arsenal.

“I would suggest that when he’s enjoying himself he doesn’t want to move.

“He plays football regularly so I don’t think he would return to England next season.

“I don’t understand why he would retire, sometimes when you move and get that freedom, that playing time that you wanted and score goals it works wonders for you.

“I always remember Arsène Wenger saying that Nicolas Anelka felt he had moved two years too early.

“I don’t expect Tammy Abraham to move, someone gave him a chance and he’s repaying that trust.

“But let’s wait and see, I suppose he’ll be looked at because he’s young and someone who will be on the way up, so there’s always going to be interest.

“I would be surprised if Roma wanted to resell him, I think he will want that security and continue to enjoy himself next season.”

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