In Focus: Malcom can help Arsenal with life after Sanchez

As reported by The Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in signing Bordeaux winger Malcom during the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

Arsenal are again struggling to make the top four of the English Premier League this season and with star man Alexis Sanchez on the brink of leaving the club, they badly need some attacking reinforcements to give Arsene Wenger’s squad a boost.

One man said to be high on their list of Sanchez replacements is Brazilian youth international Malcom, currently plying his trade in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux.

That’s according to The Daily Mail, who say the French side are looking for a £45m transfer fee if he is to move in January.

The paper say that rivals Tottenham Hotspur are set to drop their interest in the winger, giving the Gunners a clear path to his signature should they match his valuation.

Good enough?

Malcom isn’t close to Alexis Sanchez’s ability or experience yet but is certainly catching the eye in Ligue 1 after a series of impressive performances over the last couple of seasons.

So far this term he has seven goals and five assists in 19 appearances for Bordeaux, the kind of attacking contribution that would go some way towards helping Arsenal out after the Chilean departs the Emirates.

With the ability to play on each flank, possessing plenty of pace and having a ruthless streak in and around the box, he appears destined to make a move to a bigger club sooner rather than later.

Still just 20 years of age, he has every chance of developing into an elite player and investing in that future early could work out perfectly for Arsenal at a time they need more creativity and a spark in the final third.

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