Sven Mislintat closed to sealing Arsenal deal for midfield sensation

Arsenal reportedly came close to acquiring Paris Saint-Germain Yacine Adli this season.

Yacine Adli was touted to join the Gunners in July, with fierce competition from Ligue One Champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Sven Mislintat, Gunners head of recruitment, came close to convincing the youngster to ink a new deal at Arsenal, before the bust.

According to L’Equipe, Sven Mislintat almost won the France U-19 star, before he penned down a professional deal at Parc de Princes.

Reports claim the French man currently pockets 60,000 pounds-per-month as wages and a tantalising 1 million euros signing-on bonus.

Undoubtedly, Adli would fit seamlessly into Emery’s squad and the Spaniard’s winning formula–which is giving youth a chance at showing off.

Yacine Adli featured once for Paris Saint-Germain last season against Caen under former boss Unai Emery.

The wonderkid also featured for France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level, scoring 13 times in 33 caps. And his showboating during the U-17 World Cup was an attention stealer.

Nonetheless, his failed move didn’t stop Gunners from signing Ligue Two youngster Matteo Guendouzi, who has stamped his authority at the centre of the park in Arsenal.

His debut for the Gunners senior team against Champions Manchester City won plenty of cheers from fans, despite their 2-nil away loss.