Arsenal has been linked with a potential move for Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz after his impressive performance against France. according to sportwitness
The Besiktas midfielder was involved in the game as Turkey defeated the World Cup winners France 2-0 on Saturday in the Euro Cup qualifiers.
The 23-year-old is considered as one of the best players in the Turkish national team after they went 2-0 in the first half against a French side with the likes of Mbappe and Matuidi.
Tokoz has been linked with the Gunners in the past also but after his heroics at the weekend has undoubtedly caught the attention of Unai Emery Arsenal, and the reports suggest that the North London side is planning to send a scout to Turkey to watch him.
The reports also suggest that AC Milan and Napoli will also send their scouts to follow him this week as they have also been very much impressed with the potential they have seen in the Besiktas player.
Tokoz has emerged as one of the best players in Turkey’s Super Lig after joining Besiktas from Eskisehirspor in the summer of 2018 and has scored three goals and provided three assists in his debut season.
The Turkish international is a versatile player who can play in across midfield positions, and known for his ability to win back possessions and can shoot with power and accuracy from a long range.
In other Arsenal news, Unai Emery has shown interest in signing Saint Etienne’s defender William Saliba, who has enjoyed an incredible season in League 1. according to Mirror
Lasts season the 18-year-old made 19 appearances in across all the competitions for the club and was recently handed with a new four-year contract.
Meanwhile, Arsenal has been continuously keeping tabs on Saliba’s development but, now the North London outfit may avoid making a bid for since the club has already put a £25million price tag on him, and given the fact that Emery is short of funds for signing new players.
Saint Etienne doesn’t seem to be interested in selling the defender, and reports suggest they want him back on loan for the next season.
This will be a massive blow for Unai Emery who is looking to bolster the weak defence of Gunners after a shambolic performance in the Premier League.
While reports in France have also claimed that Arsenal will face fierce competition with Manchester City and Manchester United to bring Saliba to the Premier League this summer, as both the clubs are seeking to make a bid for the talented defender.
Arsenal has failed to secure next season’s Champions League spot it will be difficult for Emery to bring the chunk of quality players to the Emirates as he aims for a squad overhaul this summer and also wants to return the club to their heydays.
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