LOUIS SAHA believes Arsenal are on the brink of completing a deal to land French compatriot Morgan Sanson.
Boss Mikel Arteta is lining up a move for the midfielder as a direct replacement for outcast Matteo Guendouzi.
Sanson, 26, is braced to leave Marseille this summer after being embroiled in a contract dispute with the Ligue 1 side.
He still has two years left on his deal and the two clubs are thought to be haggling over their £36million asking price.
But former Manchester United striker Saha hinted Arsenal will get the deal over the line this summer.
Speaking on the Football Index Podcast, he said: “I heard that Morgan Sanson is potentially moving to Arsenal.”
Sanson has scored 23 goals in 138 league appearances for Marseille, who signed him from Montpellier in 2017.
Saha was referring to a number of Ligue 1 stars who could make the switch to the Premier League this summer.
One of those of is Lyon’s Champions League hero Houssem Aouar who is also being heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates.
The 22-year-old midfielder starred on Europe’s biggest stage before they were knocked out of the competition by Bayern Munich.
Saha continued: “There are so many good players who are in Ligue 1, but I think the league’s reputation suffers because PSG win the trophies so comfortably that the rest of the clubs are almost forgotten about.
“Even in France, they’re critical of the players and only appreciate how good they are once they have moved and been successful in another league.
“Premier League clubs should look at someone like Aouar.
“He’s proven he’s already a top player and is playing in the Champions League semi-final.”
Any hopes of a deal is likely to come down to whether Arteta can flog Guendouzi.
The Frenchman is up for grabs for around £20million after falling out with Arteta following his sending off against Brighton.