Various reports this evening, stemming from one in L’Equipe, say that PSG have approached Arsenal over Matteo Guendouzi.
PSG have opened talks to sign Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi & would be keen to include Julian Draxler in exchange, according to L’Équipe. More follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 9, 2020
The midfielder was back in training with the Gunners today after a long spell away from the first team squad due to a disciplinary issue.
His future has been in the balance for some time, but due to the fact we’d had no offers, and Lyon were not interested in him as part of a deal for Houssem Aouar, there’s been something of an impasse.
His return to the fold might simply have been expendience on his part and that of the club, and it’s well known we’re keen to sell some players to raise funds for further incomings.
Whether Mikel Arteta fancies the arrival of Draxler is another question. The 26 year old is in the final year of his contract with the French champions, and in 140 appearances for them he has scored 20 goals and made 32 assists.
Could he be the player to add some creativity to the midfield? He’s long been linked with Arsenal, especially when he was making his breakthrough at Schalke.
An interesting development, but let’s see how this one plays out. PSG have also apparently made a loan offer for Hector Bellerin, so it’s quite possible they’re just filming a football version of Candid Camera or Punk’d.