Arsenal fans know all too well that this summer is a massive one for them. The Gunners are in a real tough spot with the battle for the top four and the Europa League this season, and next season will only get tougher. With that in mind, summer recruitment has to be perfect and seeing that they’re set to miss out on Christopher Nkunku is brilliant news.
Arsenal set to miss out on Nkunku, with Ouest-France reporting that the player is close to joining Rennes.
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 6 April 2019
The PSG midfielder is apparently set to be snapped by Stade Rennais, the side that the Gunners recently overcame in the Europa League. The news comes via French outlet Ouest France, and whilst it will be great news for fans of the Brittany club in Ligue 1, where Nkunku is very highly rated, the news that he won’t be playing Premier League football couldn’t be better for the Gunners.
They have nothing against the youngster, but given his age, lack of Premier League experience and the fact that he doesn’t even play all too regularly for PSG, it’s one that they don’t want to take a risk on, especially considering they’re expected to be doing business with financial restraints this summer. The Frenchman fits the profile of a Ramsey replacement, but the Gunners all seem delighted that he won’t be plying his trade at The Emirates in August.
You can read the Arsenal fans’ thoughts on losing out on Nkunku here:
If he is join Rennes I'm sure we are not interested. He can't choose Rennes over Arsenal.
— Ted (@ted0fficial) April 6, 2019
Clearly we have 0 interests in him then
— Unai's Gunmen (@Anonymous1076) April 6, 2019
— Gally (@AFCGally) 6 April 2019
Dodged a bullet there
— (@MonsterMavro) 6 April 2019
He is not good enough for Arsenal
— Bombadier (@Kashengoz) April 6, 2019
Dodged a bullet.phewww
— Gagandeep singh (@Gagandeeps_5) April 6, 2019
Dodged a bullet with lemar so this is no big loss
— dean young (@deanoyoung81) April 6, 2019
The Gunners don’t seem at all annoyed to have lost the Nkunku race, and will be pleased to see the money invested elsewhere.