Arsenal on red alert over the availability of playmaker

Arsenal lost Alexis Sanchez in the winter transfer window and replaced him by signing a top attacker in the form of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

If reports in the media are anything to go by then the north Londoners are linked with another playmaker.

According to Mirror Sport, Arsenal and Liverpool have been put on red alert over the availability of Senegalese international and Monaco star Keita Balde.

The 22-year-old African attacker only moved to the reigning French champions in the summer transfer window but the British source have mentioned that he could be available for transfer. It is also mentioned that the PL clubs should act swiftly if they want to sign him because Napoli are also looking to acquire his services.

Balde mainly starts on the left wing but he can effectively play on the right flank and also as an out and out center forward if needed.

Last season, he featured in 31 league games for Italian club Lazio, scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists.

In the current campaign, the former Serie A star has so far played 24 games in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side and directly contributed in 14 goals (5 goals and 9 assists).

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