Arsenal is looking for attacking midfielder options. Arteta is interested in bringing Liverpool target to Emirates.
26-year-old Nabil Fekir is turning in favor of Gunners in the transfer window. The French attacking midfielder was the squad member of 2018 Russia with 6 games in the account of the campaign. The debut campaign in La Liga sealed him 7 goals and 6 assists from 23 games this season.
The story of Liverpool’s wish was long before the Fekir’s camp in Lyon. After a stunning campaign of 6 years in France, Anfield put an eye on the star seeing his bright future. The Frenchmen also linked with the club to take a tour to the Premier League. But the reports came out saying the withdrawal of Merseyside from the deal spotting the knee injury of the player. That was a miss of Liverpool and the player set his foot in Spain. He upgraded to the playmaker role from mere attacking midfielder status in Benito Villamarín Stadium.
Meanwhile, the season campaign of Real Betis highly preferred the service of the player to chase down big sides of the competition. The goal against Barcelona and the assist against Real Madrid marked in his account.
Jurgen Klopp didn’t repent on the loss of the deal and build a new champion squad in Anfield. The Betis midfielder forgot all premier league plans and enjoyed the camp in Spain. According to Football London, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is thinking about Nabil Fekir as an option for the midfield confusions they had.
Fekir as a solution?
Gunners midfield has got no. of concerns to deal with before the start of next season. The team performance is disappointing for Arteta and he is planning a rejuvenation for the North London side. The midfield anxiety in the form of Mesut Ozil is turning into a serious problem for Gunners. The 32-year-old German is facing questions on continuity of his service.
However, Arteta is imagining a no.10 shirt for Fekir as a possible replacement of Ozil. The Betis man can easily open up spaces in the midfield for attacking moves and along with the defensive midfielders of Emirates, he can play freely upfront.
Money should match the calculations
The player is valued of €32 million according to Transfermarkt. The price tag will obviously rise when it comes to the transfer window. The money is an issue for Arsenal to take a decision. The current financial blow facing by the club won’t prefer an expensive business in the summer.
Also, the Fekir deal not seems to be a costly one as of now because of the absence of more bidders. The 26-year-old can stay for a while in Emirates to continue with the brace in midfield if the deal allows. If Arteta can win the player, it will be a tactical change in the midfield.
Meanwhile, the current midfield options of Arteta include more defensive midfielders and it has affected the scoring rate of the team. The departure of Dani Ceballos is yet to happen in the summer as his loan ends. Also the forward exits will demand more attacking midfielders to the next season.
In conclusion, Arsenal should get back to the track to regain its past glory. Playing out of the top six positions in the league is something that affects the reputation club like Arsenal. They should get back into European Championship to convince their fans. Arteta got more time in the club to make a change as per the situation.