Arsenal Reignite Interest In AS Monaco Midfielder

Daily Cannon claims that Arsenal manager, Unai Emery is fond of AS Monaco midfielder, Youssef Ait Bennasser.

The 22-year-old has already been linked with the Gunners in the past but that was when Arsene Wenger was still in charge. Emery was handed over the reins last summer and the Spanish manager brought in 5 players after his arrival.

He made two additions to the midfield position in Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, both of whom have impressed this season with consistent performances. However, with Aaron Ramsey set to quit the Gunners after this season, Emery has been forced to look into alternate options.

Arsenal’s need for immediate squad improvements further increased after the side dropped 6 points behind Chelsea in the race for a top-four place on Saturday. Emery’s men could not register a comeback after going 1-0 down against West Ham United in the second half, making it even more difficult for themselves to achieve a Champions League place by the end of the season.

Reports claim that Bennasser could be available for only £9m with his contract set to run till the summer of 2021.

Emery has stated that permanent transfers are not possible at the moment but the Monaco footballer’s £10,000-per-week wages certainly makes him an attractive target.

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