After a lackluster season for Unai Emery’s men, the fans have asked their club’s hierarchy to buy French International Nabil Fekir and Laurent Koscielny going the other way. This idea could prove to be a valuable idea for the Gunners, but maybe not so good for Lyon.
Koscielny just has one year remaining on his contract at the Emirates and the player is yet to hold talks with the club over a possible extension, considering the centre-back is already 33-years-old. Koscielny would certainly want his club to sign Nabil Fekir, having once compared him to Lionel Messi.
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Laurent Koscielny appeared in just 17 Premier League games for the Gunners last season, after being sidelined with a ruptured achilles tendon at the start of the campaign, with his first league game not coming until a 3-2 loss to Southampton in December 2018. Arsenal would be targeting defensive recruits this season, mainly because they were handed just a mere £40 Million for transfers after failing to qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Olympique Lyonnais have reportedly offered Arsenal club captain Laurent Koscielny a two-year deal, an offer which has interested the player according to French journalist Sébastien Denis. Koscielny would be more than happy to return to his home country and ending his career there. He has many suitors ready to sign him, namely Dortmund and Bordeux, but Koscielny prefers a move to Lyon.
Moreover, Arsenal need a player like Nabil Fekir, who scored 12 goals and provided nine assists for Lyon last season, featuring in a total of 39 games in all competitions.
He can provide the creative spark in central midfield that Arsenal lacks and this would excite a lot of Arsenal fans, who were pretty much disappointed by Ozil’s performances last season.
Nabil Fekir could be the perfect replacement for the already departed Aaron Ramsey. The 25-year-old could be a major signing for the Gunnars and it would also reignite the partnership between Fekir and Lacazette, the pair which played a crucial role in the French club’s rise to the top.