Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League after blowing a 2-0 first leg lead to suffer a 3-1 defeat in the return leg at Parc des Princes.
Thomas Tuchel’s side bounced back from the European disappointment by registering a 4-0 comfortable victory over Dijon at Stade Gaston Gérard on Tuesday.
According to French outlet Mercato365, scouts from Arsenal were in the attendance for the midweek Ligue 1 clash, and they were able to watch PSG’s Christopher Nkunku in action.
The Gunners were considering an approach for the versatile player in the January transfer window, but the deal didn’t take shape and it ended in disappointment for Unai Emery’s side. The player has been in the north London club’s ‘sights’.
Nkunku’s contract with the Ligue 1 winner runs out in 2020 and he could be one of the players who leave the club in the summer, this was detailed recently be L’Equipe. Apart from Arsenal scouts, emissaries from Manchester United and two other clubs were also watching the Frenchman.
Emery knows the Frenchman as the Arsenal coach managed Nkunku when he was at PSG between 2016 and 2018.
The 21-year-old has made 18 appearances in the league, scoring three goals and registering two assists and Tuchel has used him as a right winger and central midfielder.
On February 2nd, L’Equipe reported that Arsenal ‘really wanted’ to sign Nkunku before the winter window closed, but had failed with their efforts.
Just last week, the same French newspaper explained the youngster is one of several players likely to be sold in the summer market so PSG can balance their books.
All the signs are looking good for Arsenal to be able to complete this one in the summer, should they make a serious move to do so.