Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong thinks his old club should sign Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell this summer, as Unai Emery searches for a new left-back.

Emmanuel Frimpong celebrates
Arsenal’s South Korean player Park Chu-Young (c) celebrates scoring a goal with Arsenal’s Ghanaian player Emmanuel Frimpong (L) and Arsenal’s Israeli player Yossi Benayoun against Bolton Wanderers during a league cup fourth round football match at The Emirates Stadium in London on October 25, 2011. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON / Getty Images)

The rumours going around for the last few months are that Arsenal are on the lookout for a long-term Nacho Monreal replacement this summer. Sead Kolasinac is having a good season, but he and Monreal are both injury-prone, and the Spaniard is now 32 years old (33 this month).

John Cross of the Mirror wrote in November that Arsenal are in the market for a left-back, and Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail repeated that line in his article last week about the club’s summer business.

Former Gunner Emmanuel Frimpong thinks he knows who the club should go for:

It’s no surprise Frimpong would want to see Chilwell in North London, as the 22-year-old Englishman is having a fantastic campaign. The problem is his contract, lasting until 2024, and the fact the hype around him has probably already grown too much already.

Unless Arsenal get back into the Champions League, they’re likely to be on a very restricted budget again this summer. In order to land a young, talented, Premier League-proven player like Chilwell, they’d likely have to blow most of that budget, leaving nothing for a centre-back or a top class winger.

For now, this transfer seems like a long shot.