Arsenal considering surprise transfer swoop for former Premier League flop

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Arsenal are reportedly considering a transfer swoop for Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi this summer as he nears the end of his contract.

The 27-year-old is looking set to become a free agent and it seems Arsenal are interested in a possible move for him ahead of next season, according to Le 10 Sport.

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The Gunners could perhaps do with more depth in that area of the pitch, but it’s a bit of a surprise to see them chasing a player like Amavi, who previously flopped in the Premier League with Aston Villa.

In truth, Amavi has not exactly set the world alight in Ligue 1 either, so it’s slightly surprising Arsenal are eyeing him up, even if he’s perhaps a tempting option on a free.

The north London giants will most likely see him as a backup option to Kieran Tierney, so he might fill that role well, but many fans will also feel they should be aiming a bit higher.

It’s been a largely miserable season for Mikel Arteta’s side and it seems clear they will need a good transfer window to bounce back next term.

A signing like Amavi just doesn’t seem like anywhere near enough for Arsenal’s needs right now.

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