Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Club Brugge’s Dutch forward Noa Lang as they get ready for life without Alexandre Lacazette.

Noa LANG 10 - Brugge - Achraf Hakimi 2 - PSG - FOOTBALL : Brugge vs Paris Saint Germain - Ligue des Champions - Paris - 15/09/2021 FedericoPestellini/Panoramic
Noa LANG 10 – Brugge – Achraf Hakimi 2 – PSG – FOOTBALL : Brugge vs Paris Saint Germain – Ligue des Champions – Paris – 15/09/2021 FedericoPestellini/Panoramic

Arsenal are in the market for a new forward and, with Alexandre Lacazette running down his contract, Noa Lang is the latest name to be linked with the club.

Noa Lang is also a new name to be linked with Arsenal, so that’s nice.

The Club Brugge forward is 22, so right in the Mikel Arteta sweet-spot in terms of age.

Lang is valued at around £20m, rocketing from just £4m a little under a year ago after a season that saw him score 17 and assist 11 in 38 games and earn a permanent move from Ajax to Club Brugge, where he had spent the season on loan.

This season, Lang already has four goals and four assists in 10 games.

He also has four yellow cards (he picked up a total of six last year).

As Lang only signed for Club Brugge this summer, he is under contract until 2025.

Mainly playing on the left wing, interest in Lang could hint at more of a role for Folarin Balogun when Lacazette leaves.

Quite what it would mean for Gabriel Martinelli is anyone’s guess.