Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette appears to have given his approval to the Gunners’ swoop for transfer target Layvin Kurzawa.
PSG left-back Kurzawa is in talks over a move to the Gunners when his contract expires at the end of the season.
France Football claims a five-year deal has already been agreed, with Kurzawa set to arrive at the Emirates on a free transfer this summer once his contract with Paris-Saint Germain expires.
But Kurzawa could yet sign for Arsenal this month, after PSG reportedly set a £4-6million asking price for the 27-year-old.
Either way, Lacazette seems to be happy that his fellow French international looks set to join, after the forward liked an Instagram post featuring a mocked-up picture of the defender wearing Arsenal kit.
Kurzawa is also believed to have received an offer to join AC Milan, but turned it down in favour of Arsenal, according to Football.london.
But while Lacazette will be happy to have his compatriot at the club, former Arsenal defender Gilles Grimandi believe signing Kurzawa would be a mistake.
Grimandi was sporting director at Ligue 1 side Nice so has seen Kurzawa up close.
“Would I have signed Kurzawa?” Grimandi said on Late Football Club.
“No. I watched him at Monaco. I think that he is a boy who has quality, a boy who certainly has the potential to be one of the best in his position, but sadly he is lacking in certain areas.
“I don’t see him improving, I don’t see him as a boy who has the hunger to attain the highest level. For Arsenal, he does not have the profile that matches the club’s project.
“There are youngsters who are coming up, he is already a certain age. I don’t see the point in Arsenal getting Kurzawa.”
Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, a £25m summer signing from Celtic, is currently sidelined following surgery on a shoulder injury and is not expected back until mid-March at the earliest.