Three potential Arsenal targets to watch over this weekend

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Gunners fans should pay attention to Ligue 1 this weekend to watch these three players.

There are only two months of the Premier League season remaining and clubs will be beginning to nail down potential summer transfer targets. Arsenal’s wonderful 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend has put them in with a great chance of once again qualifying for the Champions League, without going through the play-offs.

Here are three potential signings from Ligue 1 that Arsenal fans should watch out for this weekend:

Fabinho: Right-Back (AS Monaco)

Fourth place Monaco travel to Normandy on Friday night to take on SM Caen at the Stade Michel d’Ornano, and after their slip against Montpellier on Tuesday, the Monegasque club need all three points this weekend.

Fabinho has been excellent at both right-back and defensive midfield this season. The Brazilian looks mature beyond his 21 years and has become a key part of Monaco’s success.

Blistering runs down the right and positional awareness in defence make him a very attractive prospect this summer, especially with his versatility.

Paul-Georges Ntep: Winger (Stade Rennais)

If the rumours via the Daily Star are to be believed, England’s Theo Walcott could be on his way out of the Emirates this summer. If Arsene Wenger is in the market for a replacement, he should keep his eye on Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep.

His nine goals and six assists have been vital to Rennes this campaign and have shown a maturity and new level to Ntep’s play. Lightning quick, with an eye for goal, he has learned to get his head up this season, which was the only thing really holding him back.

Rennes face Guingamp at home on Sunday afternoon, watch for Ntep to play a huge part in the Breton derby.

Jordan Veretout: Central Midfield (FC Nantes)

Arsene Wenger always has a soft spot for French players, and with Jordan Veretout it is clear to see why. The Under-20 World Cup winner has blossomed with Nantes this season, showing promise in a team that has struggled for consistency.

Able to play at both ends of the pitch, his six goals and four assists have complimented the Nantes attack, but he also played a part in Les Canaris having the best defensive record in the league before Christmas.

Veretout has everything that Wenger loves in a player and Nantes will need him to be at his best against Saint-Etienne in Sunday’s first game.

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