Having already completed five signings this summer in Stephane Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, the Gunners new head-coach Unai Emery has declared he is happy with the club’s activity in the window this summer.
However, the Spaniard revealed the club are still open for one more new arrival before the upcoming 2018/19 season, stating his side could sign a player this summer who they see as a big “big opportunity”.
In light of this, reports have linked France World Cup winner Florian Thauvin with a move to Arsenal who is reportedly valued at £44.3m by Marseille.
In all appearances for Marseille in the 2016/17 season, Thauvin netted 15 goals and assisted eight, but was even more impressive this past season netting 22 goals and 11 assists as the Ligue 1 giants narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification.
In fact, the winger has been far impressive than Arsenal and Germany international Mesut Özil this last season, with the former Real Madrid playmaker only playing a significant role against lesser teams.
Were the Transfermkt’s £45 million midfielder to join Arsenal this summer, then he it is likely we see him playing alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Özil in the three positions in support of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Arsenal would definitely welcome his quality in the final third.