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Arsenal have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to reports.
The 22-year-old came into the limelight this season, following series of superb performances for French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco. He has been one of his club’s best players this term and his performances is attracting interests from Premier League giants.
Before now, it was Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United who were linked with Bakayoko but they now have a new competitor in the race to sign the midfield enforcer.
According to Le 10 Sport via The Daily Star, Arsenal have joined the race to sign the French man.
The Gunners have now declared it’s interest in bringing the midfielder to the Emirates and are prepared to rival the likes of Chelsea for his signature.
Bakayoko’s contract at Monaco expires in 2019 and he recently rejected a new deal from his club. It is believed the new deal he was offered didn’t meet his wage demands and he is now open to the idea of leaving the principality club.
Arsenal have experienced injury crisis in midfield this season despite the position being one where we have a lot of options. A major overhaul of that position in the summer could just be the best thing to do if we want to challenge for titles next year and a move for Bakayoko could appeal to many of us.
He would bring physicality and tenaciousness to our midfield, two important attributes that we lack at the moment. However, interest from other PL clubs won’t make it an easy deal to pull off but I guess we should be able to get this done if we firm up our interest.