The rumour mill is hotting up as we draw nearer the end of the season, and as usual Arsenal are a hot subject to speculate on.
Kylian Mbappe is being talked about again, as he will likely be throughout the summer as one of the hottest properties in world football. The 18 year-old has enjoyed a magnificent season in helping his Monaco side to close in the Ligue 1 title, as well as being a surprise Champions League semi-finalist.
The latest on the wonderkid is that he has admitted that he has a long summer transfer window to consider his future, as well as adding: ‘I will have time to consider opportunities. We will look at everything that needs to be looked at after Ligue 1.’ With any luck, he will want to emulate Thierry Henry but I’m not counting my chickens…
A more likely arrival from Monaco however could be his young team-mate Thomas Lemar. We are believed to be prioritising a move for the creative talent, and he is supposedly rated at £25 Million. He is one of the most exciting players in the French division, and this summer could prove a great time to make our move, before the bigger spenders enhance their own interest.
We are also linked with Ligue 1’s Jean-Michael Seri, who is claimed to be valued at €40 Million. The central midfielder is currently a first-team star for Nice, and is said to be seeking first-team assurances before considering leaving the club.
We are also linked with a move to sign Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, who is believed to be looking to leave the Spanish capital in search of regular action. The attacking midfielder has been impressing when given the chance, but with the superstars in the current squad, it is tough for him to hold down a regular starting spot.
All this young and up-and-coming talent will of course be tough to tempt to Arsenal, but at least three of these would excite me should we strike a deal. Seri isn’t one I’m too familiar with, and that is hardly a risk-free fee.
Can you see us signing any of these? Would you prefer Lemar or Asensio?