Arsenal were thought to have wanted to purchase the 21-year-old on loan in January – with PSG only interested in a permanent deal.
While some supporters see the deal as value-for-money, others believe he would not be an upgrade on the current options in centre-midfield – although as an added option from either wing, his versatility may suit The Gunners with the finances as tight as they are.
But with a little more money in the bank, and PSG apparently having to offload players in order to comply with FFP requirements, Arsenal could yet be in again to bring the France Under-21 international – rated at £10.8m – to The Emirates this summer.
However, his potential signing has divided the fans as the tweets below show – leaving Emery set to make an unpopular decision whether or not he continues his efforts to bring Nkunku to the club:
Take it. He’ll be worth double in a couple years
— Abayomi Maja (@AbayomiMaja) June 23, 2019
We need as many players as possible because we struggled with injuries last season
— Andile Maduna (@Andile_Maduna) June 23, 2019
That is cheap PICK HIM UP @Arsenal
— Usmaan Shazada (@ShazadaUsmaan) June 23, 2019
For 13 million it would be a very good deal
— Unai’s Gunmen (@Anonymous1076) June 23, 2019
Would rather have AMN….Is he an upgrade on what we have?
— E.S.R.FC (@Ndesh79) June 23, 2019
Average player at best
— Ash (@GoonerAsh3) June 23, 2019
If we are going to sign players like Nkunku, we will never back to the top level.
— Mker Mussa717 (@MohamedkerM) June 23, 2019
What do we want players like this for ????????
— cj (@jake325is) June 23, 2019