Rumour: Arsenal are targeting Jadon Sancho ‘heavily’

Continuing to impress with Borussia Dortmund, it appears that Jadon Sancho is gaining a long list of admirers.

The 18-year-old’s performances this season have been so impressive that he made his senior England international debut earlier in the month.

Scoring his first Champions League goal for Dortmund in their 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Sancho is now reportedly a potential transfer target for Arsenal.

Jadon Sanho’s rise

Since moving from Manchester City in a deal worth £8million last year, it has been quite the rise for Sancho.

Already recording 13 assists and three goals this term, the youngster also reached a milestone in Wednesday night’s victory.

Becoming the second-youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League, Sancho is tipped to be one of the hottest properties in world football.

Thanks to his contribution and Bayern Munich’s public struggles, Dortmund find themselves sat three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Now seen to be a key part of Dortmund’s plans, captain Marco Reus has expressed how much he is enjoying the chance to play alongside Sancho.

“If you have street footballers like Jadon and Jacob then it’s really fun. We can be happy that we have these players and that things are going so well.”

Earlier in the month, the winger extended his stay at the Westfalenstadion until the summer of 2022.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Champions League push

If Arsenal are to entice Sancho to return to England, they’re certainly going about it the right way.

Despite losing their opening two Premier League games, the Gunners have shown real signs of improvement under Unai Emery.

Now enjoying a 10-match winning run across all competitions, Arsenal also sit just two points adrift of the leading duo.

With a new found optimism around the club, Emery’s attacking philosophy has seen his new side shine in the final third.

Scoring 20 Premier League goals already this season, only Manchester City have recorded more.

After two consecutive years of failing to secure a top-four finish, the Spaniard will have his sights set on a return to Europe’s most prestigious tournament.

Also see:

Arsenal set to field a strong XI in the Europa League with changes planned for Crystal Palace.

Claims Arsenal’s turnaround this season was sparked by a juju ritual in dressing room.

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