David Ornstein is reporting that Nikita Parris is set to leave Arsenal to sign for Manchester United just one year after arriving at the club.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Nikita Parris of Arsenal reacts after a missed chance during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on April 17, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nikita Parris of Arsenal reacts after a missed chance during the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Women at Meadow Park on April 17, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

According to the report in The Athletic, personal terms are in place for what would be a positive move for both the player and Arsenal.

In all honestly, Parris has not been a great success since her £80,000 transfer from Olympique Lyonnais.

The deal looked overpriced last summer when she arrived and it certainly seems even more so now after a season when her statistics were not great

Parris’s league stats, with only five starts and one single goal, plus 13 games coming as a sub says it all.

She was used as a rotation player on the wing, as other players like Mead, Foord, McCabe performed better than her throughout the season.

Interestingly, she was 12th in the minutes played in all competition. That means Parris was used as the first sub quite often and was also one of the first players on the teamsheet in rotation games.

It does look like Parris’s profile does not fit with what the Arsenal manager is looking for in a winger and you would question why a player that does not fit in the manager’s plan was recruited in the first place.

Clearly, Jonas Eidevall prefers wingers who can beat defenders one-on-one like Mead, Heath, McCabe or Foord.

In the end, Parris’s chances were limited at Arsenal and it was a surprise to see her selected in the Euros squad.

However, spending another season as a sub could possibly harm her chances of making the World Cup squad, although she seems to be backed up by Sarina Wiegman.

Hopefully, Arsenal can recoup some of the money paid to Lyon last summer and everybody gets a good deal out of that move.

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