Mikel Arteta now interested in bringing impressive Ligue 1 star to Arsenal in £34M deal

It has again been claimed that Arsenal are interested in signing Ligue 1 star Seko Fofana this transfer window

After a hard fought season last year in which the Gunners just missed out on Champions League football – Mikel Arteta knew that he needed the backing of the board to help improve the current squad

And so far he has been very active -with Marquinhos – Fabio Vieira – Matt Turner and Gabriel Jesus already all signed up – with reports that Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez could also come to the club

But it seems that Arsenal will continue to spend as reports one the Daily Mail, which says the Gunners are still interested in reinforcing their midfielder after signing FC Porto’s Fabio Vieira on a long-term contract last week.

And according to the reports Fofana is one of the players that Mikel Arteta is very much interested in signing this summer

The 27-year-old Ivorian international, has been one of the most impressive players in Ligue 1 in recent seasons, having signed from Udinese for just under £8m in 2020.

He enjoyed a stellar season last time out, playing in all 38 fixtures and scoring eight goals from midfield as lens finished just outside the European spots in seventh in the French top flight

Former Gunners star Emmaneul Petit recently urged Arsenal to sign Fofana – speaking to Genting Casino, Petit said: “They need at least four or five players to improve the team.

“They need two players in midfield. I really like Seko Fofana from Lens. He is box-to-box midfielder. He is a very talented player.”

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Petit is a legend at Arsenal and very well respected by the fans that managed to see him play on a weekly basis – but his opinion in players does not really matter does it?

Fofana is a very decent player that may be ready to step up to the Premier League – but is he really a player to help Arsenal get back challenging for all those big titles?

No he is not

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