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Arsenal send scouts to watch PSG’s Christopher Nkunku in action



As per a report from Mercato 365 (Via GFFN), Arsenal had scouts present at PSG’s clash with Dijon on Tuesday night, to watch midfielder Christopher Nkunku in action.

PSG prodigy

Nkunku, 21, came up through the youth ranks of PSG, before breaking into the club’s first-team setup in 2015.

And the French U21-international has since gone on to rack up a none-too-shabby 51 Ligue 1 appearances, notching 6 goals in the process.

To this point in the current campaign, meanwhile, Nkunku has been handed 10 league starts by Thomas Tuchel.

However, despite being highly-regarded at the Parc des Princes, question marks have been raised regarding whether the youngster will eventually develop into the type of top-class midfielder that PSG require in their pursuit of European glory.

As such, with Nkunku already sitting behind the likes of Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler in the pecking order in Paris, and Leandro Paredes having joined the capital giants from Zenit St. Petersburg in Janiary, Nkunku has been heavily-linked with a potential PSG departure of late.

Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku celebrates scoring during the International Champions Cup match between PSG and Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Lionel Ng/Getty Images)

Arsenal miss out

The winter transfer window saw Premier League giants Arsenal named as keen suitors of Nkunku.

In fact, the Gunners were said to have been close to agreeing a deadline-day loan deal to bring the Frenchman to North London.

In the end, though, negotiations fell through over the size of the buyout option in any potential agreement.

Gunners persist

But, as per the aforementioned update from GFFN this afternoon, Arsenal have not yet given up in their hopes of landing Nkunku, with the capital giants now eyeing a summer deal.

A representative from the Premier League outfit is said to have watched the midfield starlet in action during PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Dijon on Tuesday night.

Nkunku played 75 minutes of the French champions’ 4-0 win:

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