Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over their £17m-rated attacking midfielder, Jesper Lindstrom, ahead of the January transfer window.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Jesper Lindstrom of Eintracht Frankfurt reacts after missing an opportunity on goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern München at Deutsche Bank Park on August 05, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – AUGUST 05: Jesper Lindstrom of Eintracht Frankfurt reacts after missing an opportunity on goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern München at Deutsche Bank Park on August 05, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Arsenal wanted to bring in a winger to replace Nicolas Pepe during the summer but injuries in midfield, coupled with the progress of Marquinhos, pushed that target to the winter window.

In the end, Arsenal landed neither midfielder nor winger, but they clearly didn’t stop looking, especially not with reports that Marquinhos will be sent on loan.

Now, a report in the Daily Mail, based on one from Bild in Germany, claims the club are in talks about signing Lindstrom, who can play in both attacking midfield or on either flank.

Lindstrom is a Danish international with five caps and one goal for his country and is under contract until 2026 with Eintracht Frankfurt. He signed a five-year deal with the Germans when he signed for them in 2021 for £6.3m from Brondby.

This season, the 22-year-old has three goals in 10 games across all competitions. Last season, Lindstrom finished with five goals and nine assists in 39 games.

The Daily Mail call Lindstrom a winger but he’s not. Only four of his appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt have come on the wings (with another four as a centre forward). He has played 28 times, however, as an attacking midfielder.

Lindstrom was named Bundesliga Rookie of the Year after his debut season.

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