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Matteo Guendouzi got Arsenal fans very excited on Thursday night when he uploaded a video with former teammate – and current Gunners target – Alexis Claude-Maurice.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners are eager to sign Guendouzi’s former Lorient team-mate to bolster their attacking options in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal like the idea of signing Claude-Maurice given that the French prospect is available in a cut-price £9m deal this summer, the report goes on to say.
There are a host of teams interested in signing the 20-year-old, such as Monaco, Lille, Frankfurt and newly promoted Norwich, but Arsenal hope Guendouzi’s relationship with Claude-Maurice will seal the deal.
The attacker, who scored 14 times in Ligue 2 last season, could be forgiven for feeling apprehensive about his chances of playing much first-team football given the presence of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal will have a budget of around just £40m to spend if they fail to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League, meaning they will have to buy smartly this summer.