Many Arsenal fans agree Arsenal certainly need a winger that is better than Theo Walcott and this is aside the demands for a world class striker. According to reports, the Gunners are set to hold formal talks with the agent of Sofiane Boufal this week to discuss about a possible move, as Arsenal look to edge London rivals Chelsea to his signature this much has been confirmed by the player’s agent.
Wenger is looking to strengthen his attacking option with the future of Alex Chamberlain and Theo Walcott still in doubt. Guardian journalist Ed Aaron’s tweet that Arsenal will hold talks with the Moroccan international’s representative this week.
According to report, the Gunners are not the only club showing interest in the Lille’s star as theGuardian journalist stressed that Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Southampton are also going to hold talks with the Moroccan’s agent.
The 22 year old Moroccan international impressed for his French ligue 1 side Lille last season, scoring 11 goals in 29 games having joined the club in January, 2015, from Angers for £3m transfer fees. The player is reportedly available for £18 million. The French club is therefore in line to make huge profit if they are ready to sell the player.
The versatile attacker plays predominantly from the left side of the midfield, and he is quite adapted playing from the right wing and also as a striker for Lille.