Seri has the technical prowess and physicality to be a success at Arsenal

As reported by The Mirror, Arsenal are in constant contact with Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri ahead of a potential move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

What’s the story?

This transfer window is set to be one of the most interest at the Gunners in years, with Arsene Wenger’s replacement likely to want to make major changes to the squad already in place.

One name that is being linked with an arrival to North London is Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The Mirror say that Arsenal’s Head of Football Relations Raul Sanllehi is in discussions with the Ivorian ahead of a potential move from Ligue 1 to the Premier League when the transfer window opens.

Rated at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, is he the kind of player Arsenal should be moving for?

What can he offer Arsenal?

Seri is a player who excels on the ball more than off it and has the ability to carry the ball from the middle of the park into the final third, using his physical strength and low centre of gravity to retain possession.

According to WhoScored, the player has a 90.3% passing success rate in Ligue 1 this season, so certainly has the technical ability to make an impact at the Emirates. With 67 key passes this season too, it’s clear he can be penetrative when needed.

Creativity isn’t his main strength, but that technicality complements his physicality and defensive contribution, making him the kind of midfield all-rounder that Arsenal could do with next season.