Emery to make PSG attacking starlet his first Arsenal signing

Arsenal are reportedly set to sign highly-rated France youth international midfielder Yacine Adli from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 17-year-old is said to have knocked back the chance to remain in Paris and has instead decided to make a move to The Emirates.

Former PSG boss Unai Emery has reportedly offered the youngster a three-year deal with the option of a further two years, according to Paris United.

The attacking midfielder has featured for Les Bleus at U-16, U-17 and U-18 level and has scored 13 times in over 30 caps for his country.


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The report goes to state that Emery’s Arsenal project has convinced Adli, whose style of play has been compared to Javier Pastore, that he should make the move to north London despite PSG offering him a better financial package.

Adli, however, believes that he has a greater chance of making his mark with the Gunners than staying with the Ligue 1 champions.

Adli has received comparisons with Javier Pastore, due to his exceptional technical ability, a two-footed game and impressive physicality for his age.

Emery, meanwhile, is set to wield the axe at The Emirates – with coaches Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann potentially being forced out of the club.