Arsenal are reportedly one of a group of clubs scouting Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto.

Arsenal have been linked with Jankto for six months now, after reports of interest from the Gunners first started to appear back in March. According to Calciomercato, the Gunners, AC Milan and Juventus all keep monitoring the 22-year-old.

Jankto said in April that he would like to “try new experiences, maybe in the Premier League” at some point. If the rumours are true, I believe Arsenal will be trying to figure out if they should make that happen.

In my opinion, the midfielder can’t have done much harm to his chances of a big move considering how he’s started the season for Udinese.

In three league matches in Serie A, the 22-year-old has scored one goal and provided one assist from midfield. Meanwhile, in the cup, the Czech international has scored one goal in Udinese’s only game so far.

I think this may have come partly as a result of a position change for the player. Although he’s listed as a central midfielder, Jankto has made three appearances on the left this season, which is as many as he made in the entirety of 2016/17 for Udinese.

This versatility can only be a positive for interested clubs, in my opinion. But it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will be interested in yet another wide player, having previously targeted Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.

 

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