Gunners keep tabs on young striker.
Arsenal could turn their attention towards a pursuit of Monaco forward Emmanuel Riviere if they fail to strike a deal for Paris Saint Germain’s Jeremy Menez over the summer, according to Sports Direct News.
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Riviere recently claimed that he was “he is in the form of his life” this season, helping them to second spot in the Ligue 1 table after gaining promotion back up last term.
The 23-year-old has bagged himself nine goals this term as he partners Radamel Falcao up front, but a recent injury to the Colombian has ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign, and thus put extra pressure on Riviere to perform.
“Right now I’d say, yes, this is my best season. It’s the first time I made such a good start, but I’m in a very good team, I play with a lot of good players and we’re on a good run,” he said.
“I’m also at an age where I know my strengths and weaknesses. I’m just giving it my all and the hard work is paying off.”
And it is that form that has led Wenger to keep tabs on him until the summer at least, and will prompt him into making a move should he fail in his quest to land long term target Jeremy Menez.
Menez has been in and out of the PSG side this term and was tipped to leave in January, but he decided to stay and fight for his place instead.
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