Arsenal have been linked with moves with a number of central midfielders – including Sevilla’s Steven Nzonzi and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure already this year, but Gunners fans have urged their club to sign Tanguy Ndombele instead following an impressive campaign on loan at Lyon.
The France U21 international joined the Ligue 1 club on loan from Amiens last summer for the 2017/18 campaign, and he impressed by making 50 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and providing a further eight assists.
Lyon are expected to get the athletic 21-year-old on a permanent basis, but his fine performances may mean that they still face a battle to keep hold of him this summer after he showed how effective he can be from both a defensive and attacking point of view in the middle of the park.
Arsenal supporters, the large majority of whom want Emery to reunite with a £63m midfielder this summer, have been quick to have their say on Ndombele, and while one described him as “better than both” when comparing him to Nzonzi and Doucoure, another said “Ndombele would be a dream signing”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If Arsenal are really in for N’Zonzi or Doucoure then it makes you question why we aren’t in for Ndombele who’s better than both.
— Jake (@JB7071) June 2, 2018
SIGN NDOMBELE !!!!!! @Arsenal
— 1️⃣4️⃣ (@Mahrezo26) June 2, 2018
Arsenal please abeg. Above any other player this summer https://t.co/S3Du09xsc0
— SV Ndombele (@SVRobertEdomi) June 2, 2018
— ً (@NxthanielA1) June 2, 2018
this kid actually is unreal
— Bledion Veselaj (@BubbleyBledion) June 2, 2018
— Supratim (@Aubataryan) June 2, 2018