Arsenal target Pape Gueye has got supporters excited after writing a message to Matteo Guendouzi on social media.
The Le Havre midfielder is reportedly one of Arsenal’s summer targets, and reports in France claim the Gunners are in advanced talks to sign the 21-year-old in the summer.
Gueye’s contract expires at the end of next season, and it is thought that the French side are ready to sell for a cut-price of around £5million.
His arrival would strengthen an area which Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has earmarked for improvement, with the future of Granit Xhaka uncertain, and Dani Ceballos to return to Real Madrid in the summer.
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And ahead of the summer, some Arsenal fans believe a deal is close after spotting the midfielder’s activity on Instagram.
Guendouzi, who was in Dubai with the rest of the squad for some warm weather training this week, posted a picture of himself.
Gueye replied, writing ‘Guendouzzzz!’ along with a couple of emojis.
This got some supporters excited, with one posting: ‘Pape Gueye commenting on Guendouzi’s post… it’s written in the stars,’ while another tweeted: ‘Guendouzi is Arsenal’s best recruiter by far. Saliba, Upamecano, Pape Gueye.’
Arsenal face Newcastle United on Sunday as they resume their league season at the Emirates, and Gunners boss Arteta believes their mini-break in Dubai will put them in good stead ahead of the season run-in.
“We cannot be any happier with the conditions for us to train,” he told the official club website.
“We came here to work, it was like a mini pre-season.
“I wanted to use it to work on our principles and our styles of play, and as well how we live together.
“There are things I want to implement together as a group, not just for the players but for the staff as well. It has been really useful.
“We had good reason to come here. We are really happy that we made that decision. We came here to work, it was not a holiday.
“We have been working really hard. We have been working on things that will be good for us over the next few months.”