Jesper Lindstrom says the media links to Arsenal have been a huge confidence boost for him and he’s glad they’re watching him.

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 17: Jesper Lindstrom of Frankfurt reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Real Betis at Football Arena Frankfurt on March 17, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: Jesper Lindstrom of Frankfurt reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Real Betis at Football Arena Frankfurt on March 17, 2022. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

In recent days, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Jesper Lindstrom of Eintracht Frankfurt, primarily by German outlet Bild.

Arsenal reportedly want an upgrade in midfield, and a deal for Lindstrom could be feasible in the January window at around €20m (£17.8m).

Responding to the reports, Lindstrom admitted they were pleasing to hear, though he added that he’s focusing on Frankfurt.

“It’s a huge confidence boost. It’s one of the biggest things as a footballer, so I’m obviously very happy,” Lindstrom said (via Sport Witness).

“It’s always great to play in the biggest league in the world, but whether Arsenal is right for me is hard to say. Right now, I’m in a good place in Frankfurt, but it’s great that there are clubs like them that are watching me.

“Something may have to happen at some point, but right now I’m fine.”

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Lindstrom generally acts as an attacking midfielder, though he can also operate on the wings. The 22-year-old has three goals in his first 10 games of the current campaign, and he was called up by Denmark for the ongoing international break.

As a right-footed player, Lindstrom could offer something different to many of Arsenal’s other attacking midfielders and wingers, with the likes of Martin Odegaard, Fabio Vieira, Bukayo Saka, and Marquinhos all favouring their lefts.

Still, you’d think Arsenal will be prioritising a deeper midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, after their move for Douglas Luiz fell through.

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