According to the Scottish Daily Mail (26/02, back page), Arsenal are still keen on signing Celtic star Odsonne Edouard.
The report claims that Premier League rivals Leicester City, Aston Villa and Italian giants AS Roma are also interested in his services as he nears entering the final year of his contract at Celtic Park.
Edouard has been desperate for a move to a bigger league for a while now. Arsenal were heavily linked last summer as well, but Alexandre Lacazette stayed put, and we decided against bringing in a new number nine.
However, there is a good chance Laca leaves this summer. The soon-to-be 30-year-old will enter the final year of his contract soon, and it makes very little financial sense to extend his deal – unless he accepts wages much lower than what he’s currently earning.
Eddie Nketiah is another one who could leave. The Englishman has barely played since the turn of the year and the chances of him nailing down a regular starting spot look extremely slim, even if Lacazette leaves in the summer.
Arsenal will surely look for a new number nine and who better than Edouard. The Frenchman, like Laca, will enter the final year of his contract this summer and he will likely be available for a bargain as a result.
The former PSG man has scored 20 goals and has provided four assists in 24 appearances this season. That is a very impressive return on its own, but when you consider how poor Celtic have been this term, his numbers become a lot more impressive.
Many Arsenal supporters feel Edouard is the perfect replacement for Lacazette this summer.
Here’s how a few of them reacted on Twitter