Reports have emerged linking Arsenal with Monaco’s 22-year old left-back Layvin Kurzawa. If reports are to be believed, Gilles Grimandi – Arsene Wenger’s chief scout in France was spotted taking a look at the performance of Kurzawa this weekend.
The young left-back has been catching the attention of a number of big clubs across the continent with a series of powerful performances for the principality based team. Having joined the club in 2010, Kurzawa has been a rare constant in the ever-changing squad that has seen the club go from Ligue 2 to the Champions League in the space of three seasons.
Kurzawa’s brilliant performances have not gone unnoticed as he was duly rewarded with his first French cap earlier this year. Such a rise in profile rarely goes unnoticed and like any other promising youngster, Kurzawa has been a subject of immense transfer speculation. He was, in fact, rumoured to be targeted by both Manchester City as well Chelsea this summer.
However, it was reported earlier that Kurzawa would favour a move to Manchester United. However, the Red Devils purchase of Luke Shaw in the summer probably means that they would not look to buy any other left-back.
Arsenal’s backline has been hit by injuries throughout the campaign and the addition of Kurzawa would provide some much-needed depth and competition at the left-back spot for the Gunners with Nacho Monreal never having quite settled down at the position.Published 10 Dec 2014, 10:55 IST