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