Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui has been warned against a move to Arsenal this summer because they are not at the ‘absolute top’.
That’s according to journalists Kenneth Perez and Valentijn Driessen, who believe the full-back needs to be aiming higher than the Emirates.
Mazraoui is one of the key players of the current Ajax set-up, having established himself as the replacement for Sergino Dest since his move to Barcelona.
The 24-year-old has earned himself plenty of admirers for the Dutch club with a series of impressive performances in the Eredivisie and the Champions League.
Crucially, though, his contract is set to expire this summer, meaning there is a long list of top clubs eyeing a move for him on a free transfer.
Arsenal have been named as suitors since 2019 when it was believed they were looking at as many as three players at Ajax amid their success in the Champions League.
Perez and Driessen believe that would not be a smart move for the Moroccan, though, arguing that the Gunners aren’t big enough for him.
“A player should always go to the absolute top,” Perez told Voetbalpraat, relayed by Ajax Showtime.
“Arsenal is not the absolute top. At the moment you can play there in relative peace. They don’t expect you to be champion, but they do expect you to finish a little higher than tenth.
“Career-wise, you also have to watch out that you don’t end up at a club you can’t leave,” added Driessen.
“Are you going to leave Arsenal for Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool? The same with Spurs. You see how difficult Harry Kane has it to get from Spurs to City.”