Nabil Fekir

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by blaze_of_glory, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory 4 at the back like a real football team Moderator

    Rumours going around that we are interested in this guy. 21 year old midfielder. His father claims we are the only team he'd join.

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  2. dbig

    dbig Active Member

    Is he any good? Sort of a Santi replacement (if he does leave)?
  3. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    We've scouted Lyon, whether it's for Lacazette, Fakir or Gonalons only our insiders know.

    He certainly looks like one of the most talented 21yos in Europe, where he'd play here is another matter.
  4. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Very highly rated , yep we have been scouting lyon for awhile now .
  5. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    What do we make of Gonalons? He seemed to be the future of that French midfield but it really hasn't happened for him. As for Fekir he reminds me of Nasri when he came to us but with loads more end product, 2nd in Ligue 1 for assists right now I think.

    Said recently he'll only leave for us if he'll be given a starting role because he doesn't want to stunt his own development. Seems a smart lad, more than Samir anyway.
  6. GDeep

    GDeep Well-Known Member

    Matt Spiro says we're looking at Abdenour and Fekir.

    Adbdenour is the Monaco CB - who some French journo described as decent but makes mistakes.

    What's the deal with Fekir? What type is he, where will he play?
  7. SuriGooner

    SuriGooner New Member

    He plays as number 10 or second striker for Lyon. For us he can probably play any position behind the striker.
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  8. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He's an attacking midfielder/forward. Either plays behind Lacazette, next to him or wide of him. He's not tall (5'8) but he's very strong, clever and a good dribbler. He's very handy in front of goal too. He's kinda like Hazard (not as good obviously but consensus maybe that he could be). Seems like he can play upfront though, but tends to play in one of the attacking midfield positions.

    Spiro reckons Wenger "really likes" him, which makes sense considering Grimandi's rumored to have scouted him over 20 times this season. He's definitely a Wenger-type of player.
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Fakir is attacking midfielder he is having great season like Lacazette. do we need another attacking midfielder we already have tow quality attacking mids in Cazorla and Özil. can Fakir play on the wings?

    he is an Arsenal fan by the way ;)
  10. albakos

    albakos Proud Albanian from Kosova Administrator

    Who isn't in France ?
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  11. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    He's looked quality whenever I've seen him. Seems a proper Wenger type as well; can play across the front 3 seamlessly from what I've seen.

    Reminds me of Nasri, but with balls.
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  12. spartandre217

    spartandre217 Well-Known Member

    Was really high on him a while back when people were wondering who we've been scouting at Lyon.

    The Hazard comparisons are about right in terms of style of play to a degree but the kid is built more like Aguero in terms of body shape/size. VERY good on the ball and never seems scared or hesitant. Would definitely take him here. Unfortunately that would mean letting one of Diaby, Theo or Rozza go. Maybe all 3
  13. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    Please be true, Alexis on 1 wing and Fekir on the other would dice open teams.

    Would signing Adbdenour or another CB mean the end of Mertesacker or Chambers becoming a DM? How good is he?
  14. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Sounds a right little Fekir, looks a great talent but seen him compared to Nasri earlier in the season which put me off him.
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  15. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  16. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    It should be noted Fekir/Fekir's dad said he'd only move to Arsenal. For whatever that's worth in modern football.
  17. elber82

    elber82 Well-Known Member

    Would be a good little replacement for Rozza, might take him a season to adjust but by that time we could have Santi's long term successor ready to go.

    Be nice to get both him and Lacazette this summer. Unlikely though.

    I think he'll stick around at Lyon for another year at least.
  18. GDeep

    GDeep Well-Known Member

    Because he would play, according to the father. Sounds dodgy, similar to Nasri who spoke about us being a stepping stone when he signed.
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  19. SuriGooner

    SuriGooner New Member

    Or because of Wenger's reputation with young players. He mentioned Wenger specifically.

    And look; if you offer those guys a competitive environment where they can win and excel plus the financial compensation they won't leave.
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  20. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    You'll always be a stepping stone until you consistently challenge for the league tbf. Even Man Utd was a stepping stone for Ronaldo.
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