football.london brings a round-up of the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours on Tuesday, March 1.
Who: Jonathan David
According to Sky Sports, Jonathan David wants to leave Lille, with a host of European clubs interested in the star who helped the French club win the title ahead of PSG last season.
The striker’s representatives reportedly held talks with the Gunners hierarchy in December and with the future of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah uncertain, fans of the North London club will be excited about whether David will join the club.
The Canadian international has scored 12 goals in 26 games so far this season and was heavily linked with the Gunners in January, but with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exit to Barcelona only sealed at the last minute there was no time to bring in a replacement.
The Canadian international is a pacy and prolific striker who can finish off both feet and has scored 20 goals in 27 games at international level.
Lille are reported to have placed a price-tag believed to be between £38m and £46m for the 22-year-old, which would be well within Arsenal’s reach considering their £58 million approach for Dusan Vlahovic in January.
Who: Enzo Fernández
Where: Four Four Two
Arsenal are reportedly interested in River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernández as they look to boost their midfield options this summer, with Real Madrid also interested in the 21-year-old.
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In the deep-lying role, Arteta currently only has Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, whose contract expires in the summer, and he will be looking to transform the age profile of this part of his team.
Fernández is an aggressive and tenacious midfielder in the mould of Lucas Torreira, who was previously signed to do a similar job but with mixed results.
The Argentine, who currently plays for River Plate, is known for his high levels of distribution in addition to his pressing play and a call up for Albiceleste could be on the cards should a move to the Emirates come to fruition.
Arteta is thought to be confident of signing the star, with the Gunners able to offer more game time than Los Blancos and it is certainly a situation for Arsenal fans to keep their eyes on.