Ex-Premier League ace claims Arsenal is closing in on Marseille star

Former Man Utd forward Louis Saha claims that Arsenal is closing in on a move for Olympique Marseille midfielder, Morgan Sanson.

The 26-year-old is set to leave the Ligue 1 side after struggling to agree to terms on a new deal with them.

He has been a target for Arsenal and Tottenham for some time now with the Gunners very much in need of a new midfielder.

He still has two years left on his current deal with the French side, but they will likely cash in on him this summer.

Mikel Arteta is looking at landing at least one new midfielder this season and the Spaniard has been struggling to land his first choice, Thomas Partey.

With Atletico Madrid insisting that his release clause is paid, the Gunners have turned their attention to other players and Sanson is one of them.

Saha was speaking about players in the French Ligue who might move and thrive in the Premier and he added Sanson.

Speaking on the Football Index Podcast, he said as quoted by the Sun: “I heard that Morgan Sanson is potentially moving to Arsenal.”

Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil are no longer serious options to play for the Gunners and the signing of Sanson might be as a replacement for either of them.

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8 Comments

  1. Austin 3:16 says:

    Mesut and Matteo not serious options really? Spending a fortune on another midfielder (besides partey) is just poor management. MA needs to school Matteo and guide him to reach his obvious potential, if anyone can do it its MA been a technically gifted midfielder himself in his past if not another serge gnarby situation could yet develop. Are we saying anytime a player misbehaves he’ll be shown the exit door? Granite shaka anyone?

  2. Marv says:

    If Guendouzi is included in the deal, it will be an upgrade. Morgan Sanson is a better player…

  3. lcw says:

    Mesut and Matteo not serious options ? Yah because the author gave Cronkie 18M to payoff Ozil and another 10M to sign a second tier midfielder from Marseille. As for Gendouzi, let’s throw him to the wolves just because he is 21 and behaved badly despite his talent and prospect.

  4. The Deluded One says:

    Guendouzi is the problem. Until he changes he will not play.

    Has nothing to do with Artetas management skills.

  5. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Some people are pointing to Emi Buendía from Nowrich instead of Hossam Aouar. I have not watched him in matches and youtube video gives an impression of him (and any other player) as Messi.
    Morgan can be Dani Ceballos alternative, Dani’s heart is in Spain.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Ba, agreed there are some good options available to replace Ceballos, including Morgan, Buendia and Szoboszlia; however Thomas Partey is the closest player I have seen lately to Patrick Viera. The other players have to be in addition to Partey, not instead of.

  6. gooner4life says:

    why not try and sign Abdoulye Doucore he is a hugh up grade on our midfielders if we don’t get Partey.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Dacoure has apparently signed with Everton; a good buy by them if true.

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