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Arsenal have been keeping an eye on a number of Bristol City players including midfielder Han-Noah Massengo, according to Bristol Live journalist Gregor MacGregor.
The Gunners reportedly sent a scout to attend a Bristol City match earlier this season in order to monitor a number of the Robins’ players including Massengo, who has made an excellent start to the Championship campaign.
The 18-year-old arrived at Ashton Gate from Monaco on a permanent deal over the summer, and he has quickly established himself in centre of the Robins’ midfield with energetic showings in his 10 appearances so far.
It has now been reported that Eddie Prenderville – Arsenal’s scout for the south-west – has attended at least one of City’s matches to keep an eye on Massengo and his team-mates, who are enjoying a ten-game unbeaten run in the second tier.
MacGregor has emphasised that this doesn’t mean an Arsenal move for Massengo is on the horizon, but it is clear that the teenager’s performances have already started catching the attention of some of England’s bigger clubs.
It comes as absolutely no surprise to learn that Massengo has captured the attention of a club such as Arsenal seeing as he has delivered some excellent performances in the Championship this season.
The fact Massengo was left on the bench in his first match suggests that Johnson may not have envisaged using Massengo with such regularity this season, but the midfielder’s impressive showings have left the Bristol City boss with little choice.
The Robins can expect to receive offers for Massengo in the near future given the impact he has made, and he certainly looks capable of making the move to a big club if he continues along the same trajectory.