According to L’Equipe, Arsenal are in talks to sign Paris Saint Germain’s attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
The midfielder, 21, scored five goals in 27 appearances under Unai Emery last season and has been in and around the first team at the Parc des Princes since making his debut in December 2015.
It’s suggested he might be frustrated at a lack of game time this campaign, having played just 195 minutes in Ligue 1 since September.
Emery has made it clear he’d like to add someone who can provide width to his squad and links with Yannick Carrasco and Denis Suarez have already surfaced this month.
Talks with the latter appeared to be progressing nicely but Barcelona’s insistence on including a purchase-option have seemingly frightened us off.
Is Nkunku the alternative? It’s hard to tell at this moment. He is capable of playing wide, even in a wing-back slot, as well as centrally; so that’s a couple of boxes ticked. What’s more, he already has a relationship with the boss.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear more…