Robert Pires: 21-year-old would be a quality signing for Arsenal

Robert Pires urges Arsenal to consider a move to sign Ismalia Sarr this summer

Robert Pires
Robert Pires (Photo: Tag Heuer)

Robert Pires believes that Ismaila Sarr would be a great signing for Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The north London side are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as Unai Emery begins to think about bolstering his squad in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal only brought in Denis Suarez on loan in January and the Gunners will be expected to make some signings this summer ahead of Emery’s next campaign in charge.

The Gunners came up against Sarr and his team-mates during their Europa League last 16 clashes this month, with Arsenal having progressed thanks to a 4-3 win on aggregate.

Sarr scored the third goal in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat by Rennes in the first leg, and the Senegal international has been in great form for Rennes so far this season.

The attacking midfielder has scored 10 goals and made eight assists in all competitions for Rennes so far this season.

And Arsenal legend Pires believes that the Gunners could do worse than try and sign the 21-year-old from Rennes this summer.

Speaking in an in interview with Sport24 as quoted by Metro, Pires said: “Ismaila Sarr? It would not hurt Arsenal to sign him, but I do not know his price [laughs].

“He has the profile to evolve at the Gunners. He would adapt quickly to the way of play wanted by Unai Emery.

“He is a wide player, a dribbler who runs fast and is able to score. I appreciate him very much.

“Rennes have good players. That’s why I’m not surprised by their performance in the first leg.”

Arsenal will take on Newcastle United at The Emirates after the international break on 1 April.

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