Arsenal have approached their Europa League round of 16 opponents Rennes over the potential signing of young forward Ismaila Sarr, after he impressed in his side's 3-1 victory in the tie's first leg.
The 21-year-old dominated Arsenal's defence throughout the match and was crucially fouled by Arsenal
It has been rumoured that the Senegalese international has been on Arsenal's radar for several months, having been identified as a potential signing by former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat. As reported by Goal France, the Gunners advanced into opening talks over Sarr after witnessing his dazzling performance against them.
Unai Emery's side did end Rennes' and Sarr's Europa League run by overturning the 3-1 deficit in the second leg, winning 3-0 thanks to a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and setting up a quarter-final tie with Napoli
Much of the hype which surrounded the Senegal forward came following an impressive performance at the World Cup, where he played every minute of all three group games for his country. Many European clubs have been linked with the player but Arsenal
Emery's squad do not play again until April when they host Newcastle in the Premier League, having fallen out of the FA Cup already.
Source : 90min