Arsenal have been quite active in the current transfer window, as they look to recover from last season’s poor league performance. The Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time under Arsene Wenger and were disappointing in the other cup competitions as well, apart from the FA Cup, which they managed to win once again.
This might have urged the French manager and the board to take some strong steps and the club have already signed a couple of high quality players. With that said and done, the north London outfit have now rekindled their interest in signing midfielder Jakub Jankto.
The 21-year old superstar currently plays for Serie A outfit Udinese and has previously been away on loan with Serie B side Ascoli.
He is still quite young and has looked impressive, which might have caught the attention of Wenger.
The Londoners have been keeping tabs on this young star for quite some time, though an official bid has not been made yet, but that could change in the days to come.
The French manager might be looking to sign the Czech youngster as soon as possible and make him the third signing of the club this summer, after he already completed deals for Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.
With 29 appearances in the top flight of Italian football, he managed to score 5 goals and mustered 4 assists in the recently concluded season. He has improved quite a bit since his return from the loan spell and is currently part of the Czech Republic side, along with their U-20 and U-21 side as well. He has made 4 appearances so far, at each level and is slowly making a name for himself.
He has showcased a 79.6% passing accuracy and though he is a central midfield player, he can provide the option of playing on the left, if needed. He can play as a holding and attacking midfielder as well, which makes him an even bigger asset for the manager. (Via Whoscored)
Deal or no deal?
Well, the midfielder is still quite young and Wenger just loves to have young, fresh blood around in his squad, who can slowly develop into top stars and become part of the first team on a regular basis.
Though the French coach has a lot of options to choose from, in terms of midfielders, Jankto could be a “go-to” guy for the League Cup fixtures and in case there are any injury issues in the long and grueling season.
The only thing that the fans and the manger would be hoping that if the move is done, he manages to settle down well and suits the playing style of football at Arsenal.