Wissam Ben Yedder is preparing to leave AS Monaco in the upcoming window, with Arsenal among the clubs showing an interest in him.

Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) vies with Monaco's French forward Wissam Ben Yedder during the French L1 football match between AS Saint-Etienne and AS Monaco at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France on November 3, 2019. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP)
William Saliba (R) vies with Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder on November 3, 2019. (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP)

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all keen on Ben Yedder. The Gunners are reportedly looking at the 29-year-old as an option if they lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The centre-forward only moved to Monaco last summer, and he has a contract to 2024. However, given his age, he might see this as his last chance to join one of the top European clubs.

Without meaning offence to Monaco, Sevilla or Toulouse, the player’s career so far has never quite brought him to the top level. We can emphasise that point with the fact he hasn’t won a single trophy so far.

Ben Yedder was the joint-top scorer in Ligue 1 this season. He scored 18 goals, putting him level with Kylian Mbappe, albeit from more minutes than the 21-year-old. He also provided five league assists and won a penalty leading to a goal scored by a teammate.

Add his goal and two assists in the Coupe de France, and Ben Yedder directly contributed to 27 goals in 31 appearances.

That kind of form should at least get him a cup run or a top-four push, but Monaco finished ninth and dropped out of both cup competitions at the round-of-16. They can hardly fault him if he angles for another move for decent money.

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