Arsenal are expected to return for RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg after failing with a bid for the midfielder last summer.

Although Forsberg has yet to hit the heights this season he scaled last time out, the 26-year-old is said to be a top target for Arsenal this summer.

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Last season, Forsberg grabbed an amazing 22 assists in just 30 Bundesliga games while also scoring eight.

Due to injury problems, things have been somewhat quieter for him this season with only three assists and four goals in 27 matches but there is no denying the player’s talent.

“Emil Forsberg has been in and out of the (RB Leipzig) team with injuries, and they’ve really missed him a lot,” German journalist, Raphael Honigstein told the Totally Football podcast this week.

“He is still a guy who really wants to go to the Premier League.

“He was very upset when Arsenal’s offer was turned down straight away by Leipzig.

“I think (Arsenal) will come back in for him because he has got a lot of talent.”

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MARCH 18: Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig arrives for the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on March 18, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 18: Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig arrives for the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on March 18, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s hopes of signing the player allegedly got a boost this week after it was reported the player had fallen out with his manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl. Forsberg, however, was quick to deny the rumours.

Asked about the reports, Forsberg told Expressen, “No, I have a great relationship with my coach.

“I understand there will be speculation when I am not playing, but I am enjoying my time at the club.

“We will continue to write history and aim at winning the Europa League.”

The player is, however, open to a move.

Speaking at the end of January, Forsberg said, “Of course there is a chance that I will continue to play in Leipzig. As you said, I have a contract in Leipzig and I also fulfil my contracts.

“But in football everything is possible. In any case, I feel very comfortable here.”

That contract runs until 2022 after he signed a new deal last February.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Red Bull Arena on September 16, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images )
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 16: Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Red Bull Arena on September 16, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images )

Meanwhile, speaking last summer, Forsberg’s agent hit out at the treatment of his client by the Bundesliga side. “I and Emil have always accepted the club and the contracts with them,” Hasan Cetinkaya told Aftonbladet in June.

“When Emil went there, the ambition was to take the team to the Bundesliga and then the Champions League. He has been involved with them all the way and broke records in their shirt.

“Both me and Emil have spoken to the club about his ambition, his future and his dreams. They didn’t buy him for €15m, but for €3m and he signed a new contract and paid them back ten times. They will have to live with the fact that they are destroying his dreams.”

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