With the uncertainty surrounding the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it makes sense for Arsenal to be looking at players capable of replacing the Gabon international should he leave.
Often played down the left to allow Alexandre Lacazette to feature through the middle, the ex-Dortmund star would leave a gap in that position, which is perhaps why the Gunners thought of Jérémie Boga for next season.
This is what Foot Mercato are reporting, claiming Arsenal made a ‘timid approach’ for the former Chelsea player, now at Sassuolo.
The winger, who has scored 10 goals and assisted another four in Serie A this season, has attracted a lot of attention with his performances, including from some big guns around Europe.
The aforementioned Dortmund are joined by Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, while Rennes, Nice, Sevilla, Manchester United and Barcelona have all also come knocking.
The ‘most serious’ avenue for now, however, is from Atalanta, who will compete with other Serie A sides for his signature, such as Napoli and AS Roma.
Down their end, Sassuolo aren’t exactly keen to sell, setting the price at a minimum of €30m.
Either way, it appears Boga may have the opportunity to return to the Premier League, although it’s made clear the Gunners ‘haven’t shown much desire to go further’ for now.
Then again, there are more pressing matters to deal with at the Emirates these days…