If there’s one thing Arsenal are in need of soon, it’s new players.
The Gunners have been criticised in recent weeks for not having the players capable enough of qualifying for a Champions League spot in the league table, and it is surely expected many figures in the Arsenal first-team are to leave this summer with some coming in.
One player who has been constantly linked with a move to Arsenal is PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku, who has been rumoured with a transfer to north London as far back as the winter transfer window, and recent reports have backed up the transfer.
According to Le Parisien, PSG must recoup a minimum of £51 million in player sales before the 30th June this year if they are to pass Financial Fair Play standards for next season, and Nkunku is one of the players the club are considering selling to meet those guidelines.
With the 21-year-old constantly linked with a move to Arsenal and PSG being told to sell or pay the penalty, what are the potential consequences of the Gunners signing Nkunku?
Emery signs Suarez replacement
Arsenal reportedly missed out on Nkunku in January, resulting in Emery turning to Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez as the midfield reinforcement the club needed heading into the final months of the season, but as we all know, things haven’t gone to plan.
Suarez has been an undeniable flop at Arsenal and will go down as one of the club’s worst ever signings, and in Nkunku, Emery will have a player who can replace the Spaniard as well as actually perform when called upon.
Elneny surplus to requirements
With Nkunku in, it’s likely one current Arsenal midfielder will have to leave to make room for the French playmaker, and by process of elimination that player will likely be Mohamed Elneny.
The Egyptian midfielder has criticised a lot this season for his poor performances and is likely to be one of the players to leave north London this summer, and given his ability to play in the Premier League the former FC Basel man won’t be short of suitors.
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