Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are among several Premier League clubs ‘pushing’ to sign Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Jesper Lindstrom this summer, it has been reported, with the Gunners keen to boost their options in the frontline.
Currently eight points clear atop the Premier League, Arsenal are still overly reliant on captain Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka, with the latter having started every Premier League game this season.
Last summer, they were beaten to Raphinha by first Chelsea and ultimately Barcelona, denying the Englishman any cover on the right-side of attack, while Reiss Nelson is out of contract this summer and, so far, has had no discussions about a new deal.
Linked to Lindstrom last summer, German outlet Sport1 claims that the Gunners are once again among the parties interested in the Dane, who has grabbed seven goals and four assists in 22 Bundesliga outings for Eintracht Frankfurt this campaign.
However, they are not alone. Though they are ‘pushing’ to get a deal done, three other unnamed Premier League clubs are also thought to be in the race for the 23-year-old’s signature, who is available for just 30m euros.
Arsenal and Arteta are once again expected to be busy this summer, with midfield a key area that they are looking to strengthen. Declan Rice is their no.1 target but they are also looking for options to replace Granit Xhaka, who has adapted to his new role exceptionally but still has no real competition for a spot in the starting XI.
Able to play centrally in midfield or on the wings, Lindstrom would provide another versatile option for the Gunners and would further bolster a squad that will be asked to compete on several fronts next season.