Date: 20th January 2020 at 1:16pm
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Arsenal have been urged to snub a move for Layvin Kurzawa this month.

The PSG defender is in advanced talks over a move to the Emirates with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Kurzawa is yet to sign the proposed five-year deal which is set to see him arrive in the summer.

However, the Frenchman, 27, could yet sign for Arsenal this month, after PSG reportedly set a £4-6 million asking price for the 27-year-old.

But former Arsenal defender Gilles Grimandi – who was sporting director at Ligue 1 side Nice – believes signing Kurzawa would be a mistake for the London club.

Kurzawa is in ‘advanced talks’ over a move to Arsenal

The 49 year-old cites Kurzawa’s ‘lack of hunger’ as the reason Arsenal should avoid recruiting him.

“Would I have signed Kurzawa?” Grimandi said on Late Football Club. “No. I watched him at Monaco, I think that he is a boy who has quality, a boy who certainly has the potential to be one of the best in his position, but sadly he is lacking in certain areas.

“I don’t see him improving, I don’t see him as a boy who has the hunger to attain the highest level. For Arsenal, he does not have the profile that matches the club’s project.

“There are youngsters who are coming up, he is already a certain age. I don’t see the point in Arsenal getting Kurzawa.”