Matteo Guendouzi posts video with reported Arsenal target Alexis Claude-Maurice

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates after his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019...

Arsenal are reportedly looking to bring Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice to the Premier League this summer.

Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Has Matteo Guendouzi just revealed the identity or Arsenal’s first summer signing? Or is he just catching up with an old friend?

According to the Mirror, the Gunners are hoping to raid Ligue 2 side Lorient for the second summer in a row with star striker Alexis Claude-Maurice catching their eye.

Norwich City were set to make a £9 million move for the France U20 international but Arsenal appear to have muscled their way into the race after scouting Claude-Maurice on a regular basis over the last few months.

 

He has scored 14 goals in 36 games this season.

And Arsenal fans will no doubt be intrigued to learn that Claude-Maurice is in North London right now. Guendouzi, who played alongside the 20-year-old at Lorient, has met up with his former team-mate in the capital – but is there another reason why Claude-Maurice has made the trip across the channel?

Matteoguendouzi Instagram

Only time will tell but the Guendouzi factor surely gives Arsenal the advantage over newly promoted Norwich as they look to lure one of France’s most exciting young attackers to the Emirates.

Alexis Claude-Maurice of Lorient during the French League Cup match between FC Lorient and RC Lens at Stade du Moustoir on August 22, 2017 in Lorient, France.

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