Arturo Vidal
Chile's Arturo Vidal has been a transfer target for both Arsenal and Manchester UnitedGetty

Arsenal have been urged to complete the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal by Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg.

The 28-year-old had an impressive season with the Old Lady as they won the double and made it to the final of the Champions League. His club form extended for his national side as Chile have reached the semi-final of the 2015 Copa America.

Vidal has been on the north London club's radar. The Independent reported that Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is convincing his compatriot to join him at the Emirates. Their league rivals Manchester United are also interested in the Juventus star, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Ljungberg believes the addition of the Chilean international will bolster Arsenal's midfield, mainly due to his ability to win the ball.

"I think the players who are already there are great, but for me I want to see speed. There were some rumours about Vidal, a great player, and he gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that. That kind of player would be great for the club," Ljungberg told Sport360.

"Look at Sanchez. After the World Cup in South Africa I said I wanted us to buy him, when he was at Udinese. He is quality but he also works hard as well. He has speed. When he loses the ball he still fights for it and that's what I like to see."

Arsene Wenger's side were successful in retaining the FA Cup last season as they registered a comfortable victory over Aston Villa in the final of the 2014/15 season. Ljungberg says his former club can now challenge for the title if they manage to make two quality additions in the summer transfer window.

"I hope they can challenge for the Premier League title. Now I feel like they started again. They bought Sanchez, who I think is an amazing player, they bought (Mesut) Ozil the year before that and splashed the cash a little bit," the former Swedish international said.

"I think in one or two years we'll have a squad that's going to compete with anyone. With one or two signings here and there, we can get a stronger squad. We're getting there and I'm really looking forward to the next couple of years."

"If we go the way we've been going then we'll compete on the same level (with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City)."