Robert Pires urges Arsenal to sign PSG midfielder
Robert Pires wants to see Arsenal try and sign PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer
Robert Pires has urged Arsenal to consider a move to sign PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer.
The Gunners are likely to be on the lookout for a number of new signings in the off-season as Unai Emery prepares for his second season in charge at the north London club.
Arsenal brought in Denis Suarez on loan in January but the Gunners are likely to be linked with a host of other players in the summer transfer window.
Rabiot’s future has been a constant source of speculation in recent months, and Arsenal legend Pires has admitted that he would love to see him move to The Emirates.
Speaking in an interview with bwin, Pires said: “Rabiot is a very good player and Arsenal should be trying their best to secure his signature before any other club does.
“Arsenal have the advantage of Emery having already worked with him at PSG, which should hopefully sway Rabiot to join Arsenal.
“He would be worth a big fee on the transfer market so the fact he’s free makes it a no brainer.
“If Emery can secure Rabiot then I think he’ll be able to fill the hole that will be left by Aaron Ramsey’s departure.”
Rabiot has scored two goals and made one assist in 14 Ligue 1 games this season for PSG.
Arsenal will return to Europa League action on Thursday night when they take on Rennes away from home in the first leg of their last 16 tie.
The north London side are aiming to finish in the top four this term as they look to break back into the Champions League for next season.
They ended up in sixth place in the table last term in what was Arsene Wenger’s final campaign in charge.