Mikel Arteta wants Marseille star to replace Guendouzi

Amidst interest from Newcastle, Arsenal have been reported to have shown a lot of interest in the Olympic de Marseille midfielder, Morgan Sanson.

Morgan Sanson with Dimitri Payet.

Sanson featured in all but one of Marseille’s Ligue 1 matches, making 27 starts at the heart of the midfield. Furthermore, he stood out in the engine room, as only striker Dario Benedetto, 11 and Dimitri Payet, 9 scored more goals than the 25-year-old’s 5.

Additionally, no other Marseille’s player provided more assists than the central midfielder, who played teammates through to score on 4 occasions last term.

Marseille has so far rejected the £27 million offer from the Magpies, and Arsenal are in firm position to take advantage and offer the £36 million buy-out clause.