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Given the longevity of his reign, there will be a fair number of Arsenal supporters who have never seen their team managed by anyone other than Arsene Wenger, so it will be fascinating to see how things develop under Unai Emery.

The early signs have certainly been encouraging, with the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss bringing a new energy to the group, as well as strengthening the squad in areas that have been crying out for improvement in recent years.

So far, the Spaniard has largely concentrated on defensively-minded acquisitions, but the club’s unsuccessful pursuit of Kingsley Coman suggests that he remains in the market for a player who can provide pace and trickery out wide.

Step forward M’Baye Niang if the latest media reports are to be believed, with the Gunners thought to be competing with Lyon, Marseille, Everton, West Ham, Nice and Spartak Moscow to secure the signing of the Senegalese international.

Comfortable operating anywhere across the forward line, the 23-year-old has spent the bulk of his career playing in Italy, enjoying the most productive season of his time with AC Milan back in 2015/16 when his efforts put those of Mario Balotelli to shame:


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