Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a bid to sign Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Jesper Lindstrom, with the Gunners interested in bringing the 22-year-old to north London in the January transfer window.
According to Bild, Arsenal are keeping tabs on the Bundesliga star ahead of the winter market, with Mikel Arteta and Edua Gaspar eager to add another winger to their ranks as depth for Bukayo Saka, with Lindstrom able to play both out on the right and the left as well as through the middle as an attacking midfielder.
Whilst the latter position is where the Danish international has impressed the most at this season, Lindstrom’s versatility makes the youngster quite an exciting player, with Arsenal’s need for a Swiss army knife forward very apparent in the current squad.
The Gunners signed Gabriel Jesus this summer as well as Brazilian teenager Marquinhos, and whilst the pair have impressed, Arsenal clearly still need more depth in their attacking ranks, with Lindstrom perfect for what Arteta needs in a new signing this January.
Likened to Bayern Munich superstar and Germany FIFA World Cup winner Thomas Muller, Lindstrom was a key part of Frankfurt’s UEFA Europa League winning side last season, with the youngster retaining his spot with the Bundesliga team this campaign in the UEFA Champions League.
As per the report, Lindstrom could leave this January for just €20m (£17m), and for Arsenal, this deal could be too good to turn down if they’re insistent on signing a versatile attacker in the new year, with the Dane perfect for what the north London side need if they’re to maintain their impressive form this season.
Arsenal signing Lindstrom seems too perfect to happen
Lindstrom has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting talents since moving to Germany from his native Denmark in 2021, and for Arsenal, the 22-year-old fits a lot of boxes for what the Gunners need in terms of attacking depth, with a move seemingly too perfect to actually happen.
After all, Arsenal can do with a solid backup to the likes of Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, and at £17m, Arteta will find it hard to identify a player as ideal and as cheap as Lindstrom for the role, with other targets exceeding this price tag set by Frankfurt for their star attacker.