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Arsenal set to beat AS Monaco in signing French super star - fans will be happy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believe not to be only at France alone as a pundit but also have his attention on some highly rated players. According to reports from L’Equipe via Goal, it says, that Wenger is setting his gaze on Lille defender Djibril Sidibe.

Report has it that the north London outfit has approached the player to find out whether the French defender would be available for transfer this summer. Same reports also say the Gunners had made known our intention in the last 48 hours.

The French international move to AS Monaco was believed to be cast in stone before it fell through. Same reports also said, Arsenal have thrown the spanner in Monaco works, as they were getting close to complete the signing of the defender before the Gunners showed interest in him.

Get French Football News has provided more details in a reports that’s also cast some uncertainties on the chances of any potential deals involving the Emirates outfits. The reports said as follows,

“However, in recent hours, Arsenal have concretely approached the player’s entourage concerning the possibility of a move.

Arsène Wenger has made this situation a priority. Now Arsenal and Monaco wait for the final word from the player.

At present, he appears most likely to still be set to join AS Monaco, and, honestly, there is a possibility that concerned individuals have planted this story simply to expedite wage discussions between Monaco and the player…”

However, if the report happens to be true, then fans of the north London club will get a see a new player in the squad next season. However, he is mainly a left-back but he can also play as a right back, and that could be the sole reason why Wenger to have showed interest in the player’s deal.

The 23-year-old started 36 Ligue 1 games for Lille last season, and he played in various positions for the French league including the midfield.

Sport Witness writer, Tom Coast, also pass on how Lille remains top favourites for the Frenchman, who according to the reports from L’Equipe is expected to cost the Gunners around £12.8 million. A look at some of his display for the French club, Monaco:

Hitherto it's clear that the Gunners would want to be linked with a player capable of playing on either side of defence or midfield. To be more precisely, Wenger may need to address his squad's cover at full-back ahead of the new season.

Both Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs are reportedly set for moves away from the Emirates. The former was linked with Lyon back in May, per TalkSport Meanwhile; Gibbs is set for a move to Liverpool, as according to Football Insider.

Losing both Gibbs and Debuchy would leave Arsenal worn-out behind Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin. Sidibe would likely be cover for both, per beIN Sports, who also described some of the player's core strengths.
Bringing in some cover for the back four would be a wise from the Frenchman, even though £12.8 million is somewhat not a wise decision fee for a reserve.

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