We all joke about Arsenal signing young, unknown French players. However, in the past, this transfer method has worked with numerous Frenchmen having made the grade in north London.
Although this specific transfer style doesn't always work - sorry Yaya Sanogo - Nabil Fekir is certainly a player worth investing in.
Fekir has burst onto the scene with Olympique Lyonnais this season, filling in for the injured Clement Grenier in attacking midfield. More recently however, Fekir has often joined Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette in a two striker formation at the top of Lyon's attack.
Fekir has been involved in 27 goals, scoring 14 on them, in 36 appearances in all competitions this season. For a player who is only 21 years of age, he is quickly becoming France's own Harry Kane. Fekir is an integral part of Hubert Fournier's side, and is one of the fan favourites at the Stade de Gerland.
The Telegraph report that Arsenal are also interested in Aymen Abdennour. Gunners fans will be familiar with the Tunisian, after seeing him lead a rock solid defence against Arsenal in the Champions League.
Despite knocking Arsenal out, you'd imagine that if Arsene Wenger were to come calling, the former Toulouse defender will switch the Stade Louis II for the Emirates Stadium.
Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim will be keen to hold onto his anchorman, but with Arsenal looking to strengthen for a title push next season, the prospect of playing in the Premier League may be enough to lure Abdennour away from France.
These two players would certainly put Arsenal in a great position for next season, Fekir as an exciting, young froward who has the prospect of developing into a deadly striker for Arsenal and France, under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.
In terms of Abdennour, he could be the perfect replacement for the ageing Per Mertesacker. The Tunisian defender reminds me of Vincent Kompany in his size and ferocity in a tackle.
Could these two help Arsenal win the Premier League next season? Who else do they need to bring in? Let us know in the comments!
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