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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spent adequate amount of money in the summer prior to the start of the season, but if the French boss remains with the club next season, he will surely have to spend big again in bringing back the club lost glory.
Wenger has been looking at all avenues in his quest of reshaping his side with some top European already been linked with a move to the Emirates recently. One name per reports making the rounds recently is Lyon forward Nabil Fekir. It’s believed per reports that Wenger is ready to step up his interest in his compatriot before the end of the season.
So between Alexandre Lacazette and his compatriot, who should the Frenchman move in for?
Preferably, his most likely to sign this coming summer would be Nabil Fekir and here are three talking points why he should consider bringing him to the Emirates:
Fekir was born and brought up in Lyon, France. He has always been known for his boldness in front of goal. Fekir even while as teenager in the club youth setup at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Fekir then scored 13 goals in 63 appearances for the junior side in 2013, where he has bagged 24 brilliant goals in 75 appearances so far this season.
The Lyon No. 18 also has a goal in 7 appearances for the national side. At his age, he is a genuine goal scorer and this is something the Gunners have been missing for a long time now.
Fekir all it takes that will make him earn the perfect number 9 for Arsenal, he is also utilize in playing in a slightly deeper role as well as playing on the wing. The 23-year-old is a versatile player who is fast in adapting to the needs of his position and undeniably such player is what Wenger has been lacking in recent times.
The Gunners boss has found some impressive success utilizing Alexis Sanchez as the club false-9 and Fekir will allow such flexibility for Arsenal in the final third that can be important in tough games. Fekir yields good result in any positions he plays in and if Wenger can utilize him in the right way, he can turn into the missing core that can help bring back the Emirates club lost glory.
Currently, Lyon valued their star man at just €12m, this is just a drop in the bucket for the Gunners even if the French club try to play hard with negotiations. Fekir at 23, is one for the future; a long-term investment and this are something that attracts the French boss. Also, the Premier League giants might not have to pay a dime in the north of €20m if they can convince him to leave. He is tired with the Ligue 1 giants till 2020 which might spark up the price but they will be more than happy to sell him double close to his current market value.
Fekir is growing as a footballer and a potential star in the making. Hence, Arsenal should be a able to land him for a dime dozen fee if they have their mind set on him. He will be an ideal summer acquisition for the Gunners.