If reports are to believed then Mikel Arteta is desperately trying to put his ideal XI into place ahead of the transfer window opening this summer, with alternatives to Martin Odegaard being lined-up, should the Norwegian not return next season.
La Liga club Real Betis’ fragile financial situation hasn’t been missed by officials at Arsenal and the player on their radar, for a potential cut-price deal, is Nabil Fekir.
A report via the Boot Room claims that Arsenal are eyeing up the 27-year-old, as Betis are feeling the strain financially and may need to raise funds in the summer, having joined the Spanish club from Lyon in 2019.
Liverpool were on the brink of signing the French international prior to his move to Spain, but he was said to have failed a medical at Anfield.
What will concern Gunners fans is that Fekir isn’t quite the player he was being tipped to be, but on his day he can deliver in a big way – but injuries and inconsistency could be a concern, especially if the Betis-man is being earmarked to be an integral part of the attacking line-up next season.