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Who is Enock Mwepu? The Bissouma alternative who can be Thomas Partey’s dream partner at Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly scouting RB Salzburg’s Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu.

The Gunners are looking to add to their midfield options with Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny ‘s futures uncertain, Joe Willock not deemed ready and Dani Ceballos set to return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell.

football.london understands that they are interested in signing Yves Bissouma in the summer as a result of this.

But Mwepu is being looked at as a potential alternative to the Mali international.

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The 23-year-old has caught the eye this season with his impressive displays in the Champions League this season up against the likes of Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

But who exactly is the man who has been compared to the next Yaya Touré and why are Arsenal so keen on signing him? Here football.london takes a look.

Who is he?

Enock Mwepu is 23-year-old midfielder who plays for RB Salzburg as either a defensive midfielder or a box-to-box player. He has also featured on the right of a 442.

He is a full Zambian international, with 12 caps in two games for the Chipolopolo.

What has he done so far?

Mwepu began his career in his home country first with Napsa Stars and then Kafue Celtic FC before being picked up the notorious Red Bull global scouting network.

He was put into RB Salzburg’s affiliate team FC Liefering in the Austrian second division alongside former Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai.

The Zambian then made the step up to the reigning Austrian champions but had a slow start to life under former manager Marco Rose who was linked with the Gunners job after Unai Emery was sacked in 2019.

Enock Mwepu has reportedly caught the eye of Arsenal scouts
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Mwepu’s career in Austria really took off under Jesse Marsch who guided Salzburg to an impressive draw at Anfield last…