Arsenal hope Matteo Guendouzi can convince Alexis Claude-Maurice to join Gunners

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Arsenal hope Matteo Guendouzi can convince former teammate to join Gunners
The younger midfielder took the identical path from Lorient to north London (Image: Getty)

Arsenal are hoping Matteo Guendouzi can assist them safe a discount deal for his previous Lorient teammate Alexis Claude-Maurice this summer time, in accordance to reviews.

Unai Emery is trying to bolster his attacking choices through the low season, with Danny Welbeck leaving the membership when his contract expires and gamers corresponding to Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil up on the market.

Nonetheless, the Gunners could have to function beneath a strict switch finances, notably in the event that they fail to qualify for the Champions League, and solely have round £40million to spend.

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Alexis Claude-Maurice of Lorient during the French League Cup match between FC Lorient and RC Lens at Stade du Moustoir on August 22, 2017 in Lorient, France. (Photo by Vincent Michel/Icon Sport)
Solely 5 gamers scored extra Ligue 2 targets than Claude-Maurice this season (Getty)

That has led them to consider Claude-Maurice as a cut-price £9m option, and now the Mirror report that Arsenal need Guendouzi to assist them seal the deal.

The 2 French children performed collectively whereas Guendouzi was nonetheless at Lorient, with the 20-year-old midfielder rapidly incomes a spot within the first-team squad regardless of his tender years.

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There are a bunch of golf equipment thinking about Claude-Maurice, corresponding to Monaco, Lille, Frankfurt and Norwich, and Arsenal hope Guendouzi’s distinguished function this season can sway his previous pal and present there’s a pathway to the Gunners’ first workforce for the striker.

Claude-Maurice scored 14 instances in Ligue 2 this season, the sixth highest return within the division.

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Emery needs a bunch of latest signings however is hamstrung by a tiny finances (Image: Getty)

Arsenal have already got a very good relationship with Lorient, having beforehand signed Laurent Koscielny from the aspect again in 2010.

As well as to a younger, backup attacker, Emery needs to usher in a brand new centre-back – with Shkodran Mustafi possible to depart – new full-backs and a brand new box-to-box midfielder to exchange Aaron Ramsey, who joins Juventus on a free switch.

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