Arsenal submit offer for Lille winger Edon Zhegrova as Mikel Arteta eyes fifth summer signing

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Edon Zhegrova, Arsenal, LOSC Lille Credit: PA Images
Edon Zhegrova, Arsenal, LOSC Lille Credit: PA Images

Arsenal have reportedly submitted a £6million offer to Lille for winger Edon Zhegrova, who could become the club’s fifth signing of the summer.

The Gunners have had a busy window so far, bringing in Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, and Marquinhos. And Mikel Arteta is not done there, as the Arsenal boss looks to bolster his squad further.

The north London club are set for packed campaign, having qualified for the Europa League with their fifth-placed finish last term.

And according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have made their move for Zhegrova.

The 23-year-old only joined Lille in January. However, his impressive performances have turned the heads of a number of clubs, including the Gunners.

The attacker scored two goals and an assist in just four starts. And he’s emerged as a target after Arteta realised a move for Leeds’ Rahinha was out of his reach.

Zhegrova could also be viewed as a potential bench replacement for Nicholas Pepe.

The club’s record signing is said to be among seven names on the chopping block at The Emirates.

Arsenal looking to re-sign old boy

Meanwhile, Arsenal would be willing to make a bid to AC Milan to take back Ismael Bennacer, according to an Italian report.

It may be easy to forget that Bennacer once played for Arsenal. He was on their books between 2015 and 2017, but never made a Premier League debut. Instead, his sole outing was in the League Cup in 2015.

Since then, the Algeria international has thrived in Italy after being sold in 2017. He impressed over two seasons with Empoli – one in Serie B and one in Serie A – before earning a move to AC Milan in 2019.

He has coped well with the step up back to a big club. Bennacer played 31 times in the league last season as Milan won Serie A.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Bennacer has ended up back on the radar of his former employers at the Emirates Stadium.

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