Arsenal have been about as busy as their fanbase could’ve realistically hoped for them to be in the first month or so of the summer transfer window, and as we look ahead to August and the start of the new Premier League season, it’s clear to see that they aren’t going to be slowing down just yet. We can debate over the quality of the players that they’re going after until we’re red in the face, but at the end of the day, Unai Emery is putting a plan in place to try and get the Gunners back to where they need to be – and that’s an exciting thing to be a part of.
As reported by Metro, it seems as if the club are extending their search to stars from this year’s World Cup – with M’Baye Niang of Senegal being towards the top of the list. Niang was part of the African side’s WC journey in Russia, as they, unfortunately, crashed out at the group stage on yellow cards despite seeming like shoe-ins for the Round of 16 after their victory over Poland.
Several clubs around Europe are said to be extremely interested in acquiring his services with Marseille, Nice and Monaco of France joining Everton as other contenders who could make a play for him. The 23-year-old was one of the main focal points of their attacking movements going forward and while he isn’t the most prolific of goalscorers, he certainly knows how to bring others into the game and do his bit for the rest of the team.
There have been obvious controversies associated with the youngster over the last few years, but as we look ahead to the future, you have to question the overall importance of that in comparison to his skill level. Niang seems like someone who can do a job for a series of teams, as he has done for Torino since joining from Milan in 2017.
There are still questions left to be answered by how Emery will fare when the games actually begin, but it’s his direction that matters the most to us right now. Most guys who wanted to come in and replace Wenger probably would’ve done things extremely differently, but the Spaniard seems to be slowly but surely gaining the trust of the fans as they begin this journey together.
Would Niang be a good signing?