Arsenal’s delve in the transfer window so far in the month of August have somewhat been on the low even though Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had earlier made comments that he is still in the market to sign more player adding more dept and quality to his Arsenal side.
And although Arsenal have been linked to an avalanche of stars this August, no signing has yet been made and Arsene Wenger’s men have featured in three matches to include the FA Community Shield against Manchester City, their first Premier league home game against Crystal Palace and their Champions League qualifying match against Besiktas earlier this week.
Although Arsenal during these three encounter have come out unbeaten, cruising past City 3-0, Palace 2-1 and Besiktas 0-0 stalemate. The Arsenal fans have not ceased to remind Wenger of other important signings yet to be made and have continued to clamour for the French boss to bring in more players to the club before the end of the summer transfer window.
Now Arsenal look set to complete the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Adrien Rabiot after having a £5.6 million bid accepted for his services. The 19- year-old’s contract expires at the end of this season and Rabiot is reportedly interested in playing in the English Premier League.
The Gunners were given permission to speak to the exciting French midfielder over the weekend, with PSG resigned to let him go after he turned down a new contract. And after the bid of £5.6 million was reportedly accepted the player is on the verge of joining the London Gunners.
It is claimed that Roma, Juventus and Chelsea have made a late move to poach him, but Arsenal have offered Rabiot a huge contract and are now pushing hard to close the deal.
Obviously the need for something concrete to come out of the club is expected. But as it stands, widespread speculation suggests that arsenal are on the cusp of signing Rabiot.
The French International is predominantly a defensive midfielder, but can also play at centre back, so he certainly fits into the key positions that Arsene Wenger wants to address before the close of transfer window.
Rabiot is a dynamic player blessed with balance and comfort on the ball, and he has shown a pretty decent turn of pace and eye for a pass. His positioning has been called into question at times, but given his age he can improve on that.
If he completes a move to the Emirates, the French youngster will become our fifth major signing during this summer transfer window following arrivals from Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and David Ospina.