Due to Aaron’s Ramsey seemingly imminent departure in the summer, a big void will be created in Arsenal’s midfield, which is dependent on his creativity. However, the Gunners are already looking for replacements and have found on in Paris-Saint Germain’s Christopher Nkunku.
According to reports (from David Ornstein via the Sun), the 21-year-old midfielder is on Arsenal’s radar. Nkunku has been given opportunities by Thomas Tuchel, having made 13 appearances for PSG so far. The young midfielder is composed in possession, recording a 91% passing accuracy so far and is versatile in adapting to his team’s system.
The Gunnars tried and failed to sign him in January, but may be more confident of landing him in the summer, especially considering FFP’s potential impact on proceedings in the French capital. If a similar deal like they did with Matteo Guendouzi can be found, the Gunnars will have struck gold. Apart from being sensible defensively, Nkunku is also confident going forward and although not as refined as Ramsey, can create chances if given the chance.
He might have only scored and assisted one goal apiece for the menacing French champions but is an assured figure who helps his side retain possession and distributes it around really well. Nkunku can turn defence into attack quickly and is a hard-working midfielder, who knows how to win back possession.
With the Gunners already having signed two young midfielders in Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, Nkunku can complete the perfect trifecta. Unai Emery’s project is dependent on the long-term. If Arsenal sign another rising talent like the Frenchman, they’re assured to reap their rewards in the near-future.