Replace Coquelin? Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for €10m midfielder

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Arsenal sent scouts to watch midfielder Jakub Jankto during Udinese’s clash at Torino, according to Gazzetta dello Sport

The game ended up being a cracker as Andrea Belotti’s Torino scored two goals in 13 minutes, but the thriller was sparked by a fantastic run and finish from the Gunners target.

The Czech international has been a revelation in Italy’s top flight this season. He has made 22 Serie A (17 starts) appearances for Luigi Delneri’side this season, but it seems he has done enough to catch the attention of several heavy weight Premier League clubs.

Francis Coquelin’s dramatic dip in form this season means Arsene Wenger is likely to be the one to make way for Jankto, who reportedly could be available for as little as €10m-12m at the end of the season.

Also, the 21-year-old midfielder has stated his desire recently to play abroad in order to gain new experience.

“I want to play abroad, to try some new experience. I’m curious, I want to know other things,” he told Tuttomercatoweb. “I certainly do not see myself in Italy too long, certainly not up to 25 years.”

Jankto, in the Serie A, has scored four goals this season, creating 26 chances and four assists, he has completed 403 passes with a pass accuracy of 82%, of which 64% were forward passes.