Report: Arsenal want to sign Marseille winger Florian Thauvin

Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emery gestures during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom.

Florian Thauvin's dismal Premier League spell at Newcastle United does not appear to have put off Unai Emery and Arsenal.

Florian Thauvin of Marseille walks off dejected after the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon,...

Florian Thauvin is expected to leave Marseille at the end of the season with Arsenal keen on bringing the French World Cup winner back to the Premier League, as reported by Foot Sur 7.

The 26-year-old famously endured a dismal spell in England’s top flight between 2015 and 2017, failing to make any sort of an impression after joining Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United for £15 million (talkSPORT).

 

But Thauvin has recovered from that potentially career-defining blow in style, establishing himself as one of the most feared attackers in Ligue 1.

He has scored 15 goals from the wing for Marseille this season, having netted 26 times across the 2017/18 campaign as Rudi Garcia’s side reached the Europa League final.

Thauvin’s time at Marseille appears to be coming to an end, however, and anyone who witnessed his staggering rant after the recent 2-0 defeat to Bordeaux won’t be surprised.

Florian Thauvin of Olimpique de Marseille looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage match between Lazio and Olympique de Marseille at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 8...

"It’s the same story every season. I’m fed up. For a top-three finish, it’s over. And even if we get into Champions League, what’s the point? We’re rubbish,” said a wide-eyed, infuriated Thauvin, according to Goal.

Foot Sur 7 reports that Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is a big fan, although Bayern Munich, Roma, Inter and AC Milan are interested too.

Thauvin wants to play Champions League football, however, meaning Arsenal must retain their place in the Premier League’s top four to stand a chance.

Florian Thauvin of Newcastle United shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on August 29, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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