Arsenal legend Robert Pires talks up Ismaila Sarr transfer move

first_imgArsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Ismaila Sarr (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires believes Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr would be a quality addition to Unai Emery’s squad were he to complete a move to Arsenal this summer.The 21-year-old winger has notched up ten goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Rennes this season and caught the eye in the side’s Europa League tie with Arsenal earlier this month.Sarr scored the third goal in Rennes’ 3-1 first-leg victory over Arsenal and reports suggest the Gunners’ opened talks to sign the youngster straight after the final whistle.Former head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, identified Sarr as a potential target for Arsenal before he decided to leave the club last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDenis Suarez has been a major disappointment since his January loan move from Barcelona and Pires has urged Emery to strongly consider a move for Sarri this summer.Asked about Arsenal’s interest in Sarr, ex-Gunner Pires told Sport24: ‘Ismaila Sarr? It would not hurt Arsenal to sign him, but I do not know his price [laughs].‘He has the profile to evolve at the Gunners. He would adapt quickly to the way of play wanted by Unai Emery. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Mar 2019 2:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Advertisement Emery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:11FullscreenEmery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Unai Emery’s ‘horrible’ Mesut Ozil dilemma perfectly summed up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal legend Robert Pires talks up Ismaila Sarr transfer movecenter_img Advertisement Sarr scored in Rennes’ first leg with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pires added: He is a wide player, a dribbler who runs fast and is able to score. I appreciate him very much.‘Rennes has good players. That’s why I’m not surprised by their performance in the first leg.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesIt’s understood Rennes are demanding a fee of £20million for Sarr in the summer transfer window.Emery has reportedly been handed a transfer budget of around £50m ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, but this figure is likely to increase should Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League. Commentlast_img

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