Arsenal already have the two top French strikers in Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette, and now the newest top scorer for Lyon, Nabil Fekir, is very keen on joining his compatriots at the Emirates. Fakir normally plays as a striking midfielder but amazingly has scored 11 goals in his first 11 Ligue 1 games this season, easily covering for the departure of Lacazette to the Gunners. Considering he only put 9 in the back of the net last season this is a massive improvement on previous form and he is likely to be much sought after next summer but it would seem that the Gunners will have the advantage over our rivals.
The 24 year old’s father has made it clear that if he leaves Lyon he wants to move to the Premier League, but specifically to Arsenal. “Nabil would like to finish 1st or 2nd and play Champions League football with Lyon,” Mohammed Fakir said in 2015.
“If he leaves, it will be for Arsenal. It’s the only club that can enable him to progress, with Arsene Wenger.
“He will not go to Manchester City to sit on the bench.”
It is certain that Arsenal will need a couple of new quality players when Ozil and Alexis leave next summer, and Fakir is looking like a very viable target, especially as he is good friends with Lacazette who joined us last summer from the same club.
Should Wenger be making enquiries about him right now?