Two of Arsene Wenger’s summer transfer targets have been revealed by Ligue 1 expert Matt Spiro who says Arsenal will chase a defender and forward from the French league.
BeIN Sports reporter Spiro says it’s his understanding that amongst a host of other possible players Wenger has an eye on, he’s particularly interested in moves for AS Monaco centre-back Aymen Abdennour and Lyon forward Nabil Fekir.
My understanding is Wenger has sights on two L1 players this summer (among other targets): Monaco CB Aymen Abdennour & Lyon fwd Nabil Fekir
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) May 5, 2015
Abdennour was part of the mightily impressive Monaco outfit that defeated Arsenal over two legs in the Champions League last-16 this season.
However, the 25-year-old defender could be a difficult signing to make with the Metro quoting his agent as saying just last month that he had signed a new contract with the principality club.
His representative also aded that PSG, Tottenham and Spanish and Italian sides were interested in signing him so the Gunners could face serious competition for their man.
Arsenal could also find it incredibly difficult to sign Lyon hitman Nabil Fekir, with the 21-year-old French international insisting just last week that he was determined to make a success of himself with the Ligue 1 side, according to the Metro.
Fekir would certainly bring dynamism to the Arsenal forward line with his more fluid style potentially complimenting Olivier Giroud’s exceptional hold-up play.