Toulouse's forward Wissam Ben Yedder (R) is seen during the French L1 football match Toulouse vs Troyes on may 7, 2016 at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse. AFP PHOTO/ REMY GABALDA / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Calciomercato, Arsenal are interested in securing the services of Wissam Ben Yedder from Sevilla. It is understood that the Gunners boss Unai Emery is still looking to find a replacement for Danny Welbeck, who suffered a horrific injury which has ruled him out for a significant chunk of this season, and has identified the French talent as one of the candidates to fill in that position.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a rich vein of form while playing for Sevilla this season and has already put in a string of impressive displays which has not gone unnoticed by other clubs. Ben Yedder has featured in 17 matches for the La Liga outfit this season, scoring ten goals while creating five assists in all competitions.

Ben Yedder’s Rapid Rise In French Football

The French sensation began his football career back in his homeland at Saint-Denis before going on to play for Alfortville. He initially struggled to make an impact in French football but caught a big break when Toulouse snapped him up to play for their B team back in 2010.

It took him just a few months to break into their senior side and establish himself as a first-teamer at Stadium de Toulouse. Ben Yedder went on to score 71 times in 174 appearances for the French club before his switch to Sevilla in the summer of 2016.

What Will The French Sensation Bring To The Emirates Stadium?

The French prospect is incredibly quick and is a fantastic dribbler with the ball at his feet. He has outstanding balance and composure which helps him dribble past the opposition defenders and cause a lot of problems for them in the attacking end of the pitch. The 28-year-old is also a very capable finisher in front of goal and knows how to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.

Will Ben Yedder Be The Right Choice For The Gunners?

The addition of Ben Yedder will undoubtedly bolster Emery’s attacking options at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners currently have two talented goal-scorers in their side in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. However, the loss of Welbeck has left them a bit short up top especially if the North London outfit are looking to compete on all fronts this season.

Hence, the potential acquisition of Ben Yedder could turn out to be a shrewd move by Emery as he will add a lot of quality and increase competition for places within the Arsenal squad.

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