Arsenal fans are worried about potential £30m Christopher Nkunku move

A general view of Arsenal fans during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal will reportedly make a big bid to lure PSG midfielder Nkunku to the Emirates.

Denis Suarez of Arsenal during the match between Al-Nasr Dubai SC and Arsenal at Al Maktoum Stadium on March 26, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In January, Arsenal signed a seldom-seen midfielder who had grown frustrated with life on the bench of one of Europe’s biggest clubs. But Denis Suarez’s has failed miserably to prove his worth at the Emirates, his action restricted to just four substitute appearances in the Premier League.

So are Arsenal making the same mistake with Christopher Nkunku rapidly emerging as top summer target? Like Barcelona loanee Suarez, Nkunku has struggled for game time at PSG and has rejected a new contract, according to Le Parisien, as he looks to prove himself elsewhere.

Like Suarez, Nkunku is a player Emery knows well, having made his mark in Ligue 1 under the Gunners coach last season.

Christopher Nkunku of Paris Saint-Germain runs with the ball during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and RC Strasbourg at Parc des Princes on April 07, 2019 in Paris, France.

Paris Team claimed recently that Arsenal were willing to pay £30 million to bring the Frenchman to the Emirates this summer, potentially as a replacement for the influential yet departing Aaron Ramsey.

But it seems the fans are fearing a second coming of Suarez. Though this may be a little unfair.

Nkunku has shone whenever he has played for PSG this season and forcing your way into a midfield containing Marco Verratti and Angel di Maria is easier said than done. Nonetheless, Nkunku would arrive at Arsenal with a real point to prove – not just to PSG but to the Gunners fans, too.

Coach of PSG Unai Emery talks to Christopher Nkunku of PSG during the French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille OSC at Parc des Princes...


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