There is a very interesting Arsenal rumour doing the rounds today that an extremely promising French international wants to move to the Emirates. The agent (and father) of the versatile Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has revealed that he has turned down a bid from Manchester City and will only let the 21 year-old move to Arsenal!
Mohammed Fakir was quoted as saying: “They [Lyon] pushed for him to sign for City. But I told them if he goes to City and finds himself on the bench, it doesn’t interest me, and the kid is not interested either,”
“He loves to play, he does not like to be replaced. And they pushed to sign him for City, that’s why he preferred to stop with them.”
Fekir broke into the Lyon first team last season and has scored an impressive 14 times in 33 games for the French giants, and has even been called up twice for the French national side this year. His father revealed his desire for Nabil to join Arsenal when he said in La Parisien: “Nabil would like to finish first or second and play Champions League football with Lyon.
“If he leaves, it will be for Arsenal. It is the only club that can enable him to progress, with Arsène Wenger.
“He will not go to Manchester City to sit on the bench.”
Didier Deschamps has also been very impressed with the youngster. He said when he called him up for France: “Fekir is a player with great potential. I consider that he can bring us something different. He plays in a different role to the others. He can score and set up others to score.”
This seems like an excellent move for Arsenal (especially if Theo Walcott moves on). He can play anywhere along the front line, He’s young, he’s French, and he is extremely talented. Above all, he WANTS to move to Arsenal.
Should Wenger go and get him?