Arsenal Set To Battle It Out For Ligue 1 Sensational Star.

Arsenal set their eye back on long Belgian target as they seek to end their lack of striking options during the summer.

Reports according to Belgian news network HLN suggests that Arsenal are set to face a fierce battle in the summer for target Michy Batshuayi with moneybag French club AS Monaco having sent assistant manager Jean Petit to watch the striker on Friday.

Batshuayi joined Standard Liege youth club in 2008 from Brussels as a teenager but made his debut for the senior team in February 2011 in a 4-1 loss against KAA Gent.

Striker Batshuayi have made 87 appearances so far for Standard Liege netting 36 goals and is currently top scorer in the Belgian top flight this term with 18 goals in 31 games but has been heavily linked with a move to one of Europe’s bigger leagues this summer.

Arsenal have long been mooted as a potential destination for the 21-year-old and he has recently spoken of his interest in a move to England.

But Monaco, backed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolvlev, have plenty of money to spend and must strengthen their squad this summer ahead of a return to the Champions League.

Should Arsenal move for this youngster in the summer, it would be interesting to see how things would unfold when big money spenders Monaco step-up thier pursuit for the Belgian aswell.


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