Arsenal are reportedly holding talks with Jean Michael Seri's representatives in an attempt to bring the Ivorian to the Premier League, and here's how he could become the perfect replacement for supposed want-away Jack Wilshere.
Arsenal are interested in the possibility of bringing Nice's industrious midfielder star Jean Michael Seri to the Emirates next season - reported by Sky Sports News - to bolster their central options, amid rumours linking Jack Wilshere with a move away from the Gunners.
The Ivory Coast international has emerged as a top class midfielder in the last two seasons with the Ligue 1 outfit, displaying well versed, balanced performances on a weekly basis.
Seri is renowned for his quality in possession and chance creation, boasting an impressive 95 chances created from open play, while Granit Xhaka comes closest for Arsenal on 56 for the season.
However, Seri wouldn't be likely to replace the Swiss international anyway. It appears he could be seen as the long-term Arsenal replacement for reported want-away Jack Wilshere - who has been linked with moves to both Everton (football.london) and Wolves (Birmingham Live) this month.
The Englishman is now considered likely to pursue joining another Premier League club this summer, due to uncertainty surrounding his place under the future Arsenal manager, and after failing to secure a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.
Arsenal have been lacking industrious, ball winning midfielders for many years, and Seri, should he take the plunge and leave the Allianz Riviera, could be the first of many that change the face of the Gunners for years to come.