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Thierry Henry tells Mikel Arteta why Arsenal should sign Europe’s hottest £60m midfield prospect

Thierry Henry explains why Arsenal should pursue a deal for Christopher Nkunku amid the Gunners' links to the RB Leipzig star

Thierry Henry has sang the praises of Arsenal’s potential next signing. The Gunners will be in desperate need of a midfielder and a forward in the summer transfer window, and Christopher Nkunku would be the ideal signing.

According to French news outlet L’Equipe, the French international wants to leave his current club in the summer, despite Leipzig’s intentions to keep him at the club. Arsenal has been linked to him in the past, and they reportedly recently reignited their interest in the player.

Nkunku’s versatility across the midfield and the forward positions makes him a very attractive signing. Even more so for Arsenal when you consider Mikel Arteta’s need to strengthen in both the midfield and attacking departments for the summer, and the incentive to sign him should have increased for Arsenal after Henry’s recent comments.

Speaking to he told CBS Sports about Nkunku, Henry said: “Yes I do love watching him. Goals and assists. He is just having fun this season. But he is adding goals this year.

“He’s in the national team now. His confidence… the world wants him.”

Nkunku would certainly be the answer to the striker problems, and it seems that Edu agrees, as according to French news outlet Foot Mercato, Arsenal are looking to sign Nkunku in the summer transfer. However, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in potentially signing him for £60million.

The Gunners were heavily linked to the Frenchman in the January window of 2019 when he was still a player at Paris Saint-Germain. Since Arsenal failed to sign him, Nkunku has gone on to become of Europe’s most attractive players, and it would make sense for Edu to register interest in him once again.

The 24-year-old has played in 51 games this season and scored an impressive 35 goals alongside providing 20 assists in these games. Nine of these goal contributions had come from matches in the Champions League, showing that Nkunku can compete at an elite level.

Securing Nkunku’s services will be anything but easy, as French news outlet L’Equipe has also reported that several top clubs around Europe are also interested in signing him. But if Arsenal manage to pull off a potential deal, Arteta’s squad would certainly be enhanced.

Henry’s praise for the Frenchman highlights the quality he possesses. Getting a deal over the line for him will be difficult after the north London side failed to qualify for the Champions League. But, it is still deal a transfer that should look to explore.

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