Jesse Lingard has lit up the London Stadium since his loan move to West Ham in January and the Hammers are desperate to make the transfer permanent. But with Arsenal in the market for a No 10, the Gunners should consider a move for the England international if other transfer pursuits fail to come off this summer.
Lingard’s career at Manchester United appeared to be coming towards an end after failing to make a single Premier League appearance this season before his departure in the winter window.
It still remains unlikely that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would view the 28-year-old as a key member of his squad moving forward due to the competition in that position.
However, six goals in his eight appearances for West Ham so far should attract the eye of a number of other Premier League sides.
And his record at the Emirates is something that could catch the attention of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
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“When I was talking to him he wanted to come to West Ham. He saw it as a really good place for him. I think he’ll have seen what we’re trying to do.
“But I would hope Jesse sees this as a good place if it’s possible to be done, and if we think that we want to do it at the end of the season.”
However, a goalscoring No 10 is the type of player Arsenal are after.
And therefore they should not let history prevent the Emirates from being Lingard’s dancefloor on a more regular basis.