Reported Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard would be a “right top player” for the Gunners, Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT.
According to The Mirror, the Gunners are interested in the highly rated Celtic 22-year-old, who has claimed an impressive 60 goals and 31 assists in 126 Hoops appearances.
Arsenal boss Arteta reportedly plans to bolster his ranks this summer amid an uncertain future for the club’s main frontmen, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Edouard has played for Celtic since the summer of 2017, when he initially joined on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, and joined the Bhoys permanently the following year for a club record £9million (Sky Sports).
This season alone, the Frenchman has 27 goals and 19 assists from 45 games in all competitions, showing he’s not only a clinical, prolific goal machine but also a selfless provider for his teammates.
“The telltale sign, I’m reading a few of the Celtic boys, and they are coming out and asking him not to move, to wait another year,” Rangers legend McCoist told talkSPORT, as quoted by Daily Record.
“No way, I’m clearly of the opposite opinion, get him away, and if he goes to Leicester or Arsenal, I tell you what, they will be getting a right top player.”
Celtic’s record signing has been nothing short of sensational since arriving at Parkhead and his £9million fee seems a snip now, but surely it’s now only a matter of time before he ups sticks and heads to one of Europe’s elite clubs.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have endured a difficult season and, with questions over the futures of both Aubameyang and Lacazette, Arteta is likely to dip into the market for a new frontman.
Pundits are running out of superlatives to send Edouard’s way, and his scoring and assisting record speaks for itself – he is ready for a big career move, and Arsenal, a club eager to get back to the top table, seem like a great fit for him.