Arsenal signing this French midfield powerhouse would help Emery establish a solid core to fuel European ambitions

Adrien Rabiot during his time with Paris Saint Germain (Getty Images)
Adrien Rabiot during his time with Paris Saint Germain (Getty Images)

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Arsenal Opinion: Gunners must move for Adrien Rabiot in the summer

According to a recent report from The Sun, Unai Emery’s Arsenal side are set to face competition within the Premier League in their attempt to sign PSG outcast Adrien Rabiot in the summer.

The French international midfielder is out of contract at his current club Paris Saint-Germain this summer and a multitude of Europe’s top clubs are lining up for his signature.

It has been suggested that Arsenal will face a stern test to bring him to the Emirates, as English giants Manchester United and city rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on the youngster’s services. While United and Tottenham certainly aren’t in the best of positions, the need for a top midfielder is certainly at Arsenal.

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They have struggled for large chunks of the season to break down even the smaller teams and despite signing two quality midfielders last summer, niether of them have performed nearly as consistently as the manager would’ve hoped. They often found it hard to transition from defence to attack and the pace at which they move the ball needs to improve as well.

Lucas Torreira came into the side and made a real impact in the opening weeks. Despite impressing the Gunners’ fans initially, the youngster began to put in rather shabby displays as time wore on.

Similarly, another young player who was brought this season was Matteo Guendouzi. The leggy Frenchman is still a teenager and has room to improve despite his obvious quality and maturity.

The addition of a dominant midfielder would certainly come as a massive boost to Unai Emery’s side as they’ve struggled to compete with some of the Premier League’s midfield-heavy teams this season.

Despite boasting one of the highest-rated midfielders in the world in Mesut Ozil, the Gunners haven’t been able to impose themselves.


Signing a player as good as Rabiot will definitely be seen as a step in the right direction by the Arsenal fans. His passing and control in the middle of the park are expansive as well as intelligent.

He offers quite a lot going forward and the fact that he’s had experience in the biggest European stages will come as an added bonus. 

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Despite being disposed of by PSG this season, the young Frenchman managed to claw together 2 goals and an assist from his 14 league appearances. His 6 games for the France national team offered commendable performances too.

This would be a massive signing if the Gunners can pull it off and unlike Denis Suarez who was signed in the winter, Rabiot would have a telling impact on this young Arsenal side.