Arsenal target hints at move as Fabregas switch looks unlikely – statistics and video

Theo Walcott has been tearing his hair out in recent weeks after the Gunners have repeatedly been linked with strikers for the start of next season. The England international has begged Arsene Wenger for a central striker role and has taken every opportunity when he has been given the chance. So the reprieve is the north London outfit are after a midfielder to ensure that they are challenging for the Premier League trophy.

The Metro are reporting that Lyon maestro Clement Grenier has suggested that a move to the Emirates is on the cards after he announced that he will be leaving the Ligue 1 in the coming weeks.

In his 28 league games this term the 22-year-old scored seven goals, created 44 chances and ended with a 74% pass success. He accumulated a 58% shot accuracy, won 51% of his duels and on average carried out two defensive actions per game.

The France U21 said on French television: “I have made a decision about which club I will join this summer. I have made the choice for sporting reasons above all. Is it Arsenal? It could be them. There is competition for places there, but you get that at all big clubs. It won’t stop me making my decision. I’m still young, but I have always set myself targets and I’ll do everything possible to exceed them.”

Perhaps a sign that Cesc Fabregas won’t be returning, eh Gunners?