Report: Arsenal-linked Nabil Fekir set to choose Algeria over France

The talented Lyon attacking midfielder is said to be leaning towards representing the African country at national level.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Nabil Fekir this season, with the prodigious playmaker starring for Lyon.

Although Alexandre Lacazette has taken centre stage at the Stade de Gerland, the gifted attacking midfielder has also impressed for the current Ligue 1 leaders.

L’Equipe report today that Fekir has a decision to make over his international future, with the Lyon star able to choose between representing Algeria or France.

The French newspaper indicate that the 21-year-old is leaning towards stepping out for the African nation.

Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb had the same choice to make recently and after opting to pick Algeria, played for the nation in the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.

Fekir has played for France under-21’s on one occasion but looks set to turn his back on the land of his birth to play for Algeria through family ties.

The youngster has been a star for Lyon this season, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists for the title-chasing side.

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