Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has caught the eye at Arsenal and could return to North London in the near future, according to Glasgow Times.
Kamara took his first football steps with Southend United and joined Arsenal’s Under-18 side in 2012. He later had a brief loan spell back at Southend and then at Colchester United, but in the summer of 2017, he left as a free agent directly from the Under-23 side and moved to Scotland to join Dundee FC. Since arriving to the Ibrox in January 2019, he has been an important member of the team under Steven Gerrard, and has played a big part in their title-winning campaign this term with 43 appearances in all competitions.
The 25-year-old midfielder was inadvertently caught in the spotlight recently, as a victim of an alleged racial insult by Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela. There have been no repercussions for the Czech international yet and he seems set to appear against Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinal next week, but Kamara’s lawyer reportedly believes there is now sufficient evidence for racism charges to be brought up against him.
Be that as it may, it seems Arsenal are set for a summer of midfield reconstruction, at least up to a point. Much will, of course, depend on what happens with Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, with the futures of both technically in the hands of Real Madrid. There have also been indications that the club might be in the market for an upgrade on Granit Xhaka, despite the Swiss international having a decent season overall and starting a large number of games.
This is where Kamara is supposed to come in, if the reported interest in genuine. Like Xhaka, he rarely joins the attack and mostly focuses on defensive tasks. This season, he has only scored twice and assisted once. But it’s worth bearing in mind that his contract with Rangers doesn’t expire before 2023, and his price is likely to go up after the Euros this year, where he’ll be representing the midfield mainstay for Finland.