Arsenal renewed negotiations with €25m-rated Real Betis playmaker

The London giants transfer target Nabil Fekir could reportedly be edging closer to agreeing on a new deal with current club Real Betis. Arsenal have been long-term admirers of France international, and it would be intriguing to see what he could do at a bigger club after long looking for promising talent.

It seems, however, that Fekir is now happy to stay where he is, which surely means an end to the Gunners’ hopes of signing him in the near future. Nabil could undoubtedly have been a useful option for the Gunners at the moment, however, with footballers like Nicolas Pepe not really living up to expectations.

Liverpool have also been strongly linked with the Frenchman in the past, but perhaps a move to English football just isn’t meant to be for the attacker. The Gunners will likely be turning their attention elsewhere this winter, with the Spanish manager surely set to get more to spend on improving his team’s slightly unconvincing front-line.

There’s been talk of Nicolas Pepe leaving the Emirates Stadium, and a replacement would surely be needed. Some Arsenal supporters will no doubt be disappointed that it seems very clear by now that a new contract is not on the cards for Alexandre Lacazette.