It’s not an old piece of news but the transfer rumour mill has once again picked up on a lead that Lyon star Nabil Fekir could be on his way to London.
Arsene Wenger is said to be back in the race to sign the 24-year-old versatile attacking midfielder who can fill in various roles up in the final third.
Fekir has made a scintillating start to the new season in France with Lyon and already has 12 goals on his tally in merely 15 games. Having emerged as one of the most lethal players in the French top flight, Fekir has turned plenty of heads, including Arsene Wenger’s.
The French tactician is well aware of Fekir’s talents and qualities as he has already been linked with a move for Lyon star in the past. What is more, a move to the Emirates has been talked up from the other party as well with Fekir’s father suggesting that Arsenal were one of the clubs Fekir would love to join.
“Nabil would like to finish 1st or 2nd and play Champions League football with Lyon. If he leaves, it’ will be for Arsenal. It’s the only club that can enable him to progress, with Arsene Wenger. He will not go to Manchester City to sit on the bench.”, his father was quoted back in 2015.
Lyon star has in the meantime emerged as one of the leading start of his team and would obviously not be a second fiddle at any bigger club in Europe.
Fekir has gained admiration from Camp Nou even and Barcelona are thought to be in the race for his signature as well. Arsene Wenger could have an ace up his sleeve in former teammate Alexandre Lacazette who could have some influence over a potential move to London.
The two players have remained close friends from their Lyon time and could go on to form a formidable partnership wearing an Arsenal shirt.
Fekir himself has also hinted that a move to Spain or England could be on the cards soon.
“When you are Lyonnais, the only attractive French club remains Lyon. Spain and England are two very attractive championships. Me, I like the game, the beautiful game. The teams that are only in the duel do not interest me. That’s not football.”, he told Le Parisien.