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Pape Gueye sends message to Matteo Guendouzi amid Arsenal links

The Le Havre midfielder has been linked with a move to north London (Pictures: Getty)

Le Havre midfielder and rumoured Arsenal target Pape Gueye has got Gunners fans excited after sending a message to midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on Instagram.

The north London club are reportedly working on a cut-price deal to sign Gueye in the summer, with the 21-year-old available for around £5million as his contract expires in 2021.

Guendouzi has something of a reputation for sliding into the DMs of Arsenal transfer targets – often messaging William Saliba last summer before his move – though this time it was the other way around.

Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi messaged by Pape Gueye

The Arsenal star posted a message on Instagram from the Gunners’ winter break warm-weather training camp in Dubai and Gueye replied, writing ‘Guendouzzzz!’ along with a couple of emojis.

Innocuous though the exchange may be, that has not stopped Arsenal fans from getting a little carried away and hailing ‘Arsenal’s best recruiter’ for tempting another target to north London.

‘Agent Guendouzi,’ wrote one fan. ‘First Saliba, then Upamecano and now Papa Gueye!’