Five facts about Arsenal transfer target Pape Souare

Arsenal have been linked to Lille's Pape Souare.

Here's the lowdown on the latest name linked with a move to Arsenal, Pape Souare.

The Mail report that Arsenal have sent scouts to check out the defender in action, although they remain very well covered at left-back with Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal at their disposal.

Here are five facts about Souare:

1) Pape Souare is 23-years-old and plays as a left-back for French side Lille, playing 20 games.

2) Souare is a Senegalese international with seven caps to his name.

3) He shares the same agents as Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin, recently recalled from a poor loan spell in the Bundesliga.

4) Souare was handed his Lille debut by former coach Rudi Garcia, currently Roma boss, when just 19.

5) He had never scored a single goal until this season in more than 40 matches, this season bagging three already.

Check him out in action below:

image: © Julien Haler

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