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Report: Arsenal want to sign 26-cap international who's started only one league game all season

Arsenal are said to be keen on signing Kosovo international, Edon Zhegrova, during the summer transfer window in a deal that could be worth around £11m.

Zhegrova is currently playing his football in France with Lille. He signed for the Ligue 1 outfit in the January transfer window. However, he has started just the single game for the French side in the league since signing, scoring just the two goals. In fact, his only start came this weekend in a 2-1 defeat to Lens.

However, according to the The Sunday Mirror (Print edition, 17/04, P79), Arsenal are keen on bringing Zhegrova to The Emirates and could spend as much as £11m to do so.

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Zhegrova has 26 caps for Kosovo and was a star for Basle before moving to Lille. He made over 70 appearances for the Swiss side, and at 23, has potential to get even better.

Arsenal are expected to be in for a busy summer window once again. After spending more than £100m last year, the Kroenke’s are going to back Mikel Arteta once more with fresh money for new players. Zhegrova, then, could be part of a bigger picture emerging at the club.

TBR’s View: Zhegrova An Underwhelming Signing For Arsenal

This one is hardly going to excite Arsenal fans. It’s nothing against the player himself, but Zhegrova isn’t the big money signing who is going to take Arsenal to the next level.

Sure, he might come in and do a job and if the club sell someone like Nicolas Pepe, then Zhegrova might be a good, cheaper replacement.

However, the bottom line is that Arsenal fans are expecting big things this summer and that means players with proven track records or big reputations coming in. Not, unfortunately, a Kosovo international who hasn’t even cemented a place in the Lille squad.

The £11m is a worry, too. Arsenal spent £7m on Nuno Tavares, and we’ve seen how much he’s struggled this term.

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