During a 3-0 win over Caen on Friday, Lyon’s Nabil Fekir moved up to six goals for the season and once against displayed why Arsenal are showing strong interest in him.
The battle to sign Fekir will heat up towards the January window, but it is not the only power struggle surrounding the France Under-21 international.
In January, the 2015 African Cup of Nations takes part in Equatorial Guinea and Algeria are making plans for the tournament. One player in their sights is Lyon’s Fekir.
The Franco-Algerian is eligible to play for both France, the country of his birth, and Algeria, his family's country of origin.
If you listen to his father, and people in the know regarding the situation surrounding his decision, it looks like he is edging towards picking Algeria, but sadly for the Desert Foxes he won’t make the decision before this edition of the competition.
After being told to concentrate on his club football, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has suggested that Fekir should wait until June before making any decisions, and he has suggested to Didier Deschamps that he should pick Fekir.
“Do I recommend him for selection? Yes, absolutely. I think, and he shared my opinion, he must finish his season before choosing. Then he will have the showcase of the Champions League to attract Les Bleus.
"He can pick the France team after, that is my opinion. He has the potential to wait a little bit. I think he will stay until June with the current status quo.”
Whether Fekir is playing Champions League football for Lyon or someone like Arsenal next season is the big question. Either way, it is a huge decision to make. With every excellent performance, the pressure on Deschamps to select him increases, and the admirers from abroad continue to amass at the Stade Gerland.
Come June, there will be people from all sides trying to pull Fekir in all different directions. There are a lot of tough decisions for the young player to make in the next six months.