Arsenal are looking to secure the services of OGC Nice midfielder Jean Michaël Seri this summer. According to recent reports, the Gunners are planning on making a move for the Ivory Coast international during this summer transfer period. It is expected that a summer overhaul of the Gunners squad is on the cards under Unai Emery after Arsene Wenger ended his 22-year stay at North London.
Emery has previously made an attempt to sign Seri during his time with Paris Saint-Germain back in January and some sources are now claiming that he is all set to revive his interest on the Ivory Coast midfielder. It is believed that Nice has an agreement in place with the player which will allow him to depart the club if an offer in the region of £35m comes in for his services. However, Arsenal are not the only ones looking to secure his signature with Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund also keeping tabs on his situation at Nice.
The Gunners will be on the lookout for a new playmaking midfielder following Santi Cazorla’s departure from the club recently and Seri fits the bill perfectly. The 26-year-old had appeared in 43 matches for the Ligue 1 side last season, scoring two goals while grabbing 10 assists in all competitions. He has also earned 18 international caps for the Ivory Coast national team during the course of his career.
The North London outfit only managed to earn a 6th placed finish in the league last season which will see them miss out on UEFA Champions League football next term. Hence, they are in dire need of bringing in some top-class players in the summer transfer window so that they can secure a top 4 finish in the next campaign.
The addition of Seri will undoubtedly bolster their midfield options ahead of the new season. Arsenal have an array of midfield talents such as Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny competing for a starting berth in their first-team. The potential acquisition of Seri will add more competition within the Arsenal squad and improve their team significantly in the upcoming campaign.
At 26, the Ivory Coast international still has his peak years ahead of him which the Gunners could look to capitalise on in the coming years. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Seri and whether the Gunners end up sealing a move for him this summer.