Openda (Lens) caught the eye of Arsenal
RC Lens striker, Loïs Openda, pleases Arsenal, title candidate in England and qualified for the…
RC Lens striker, Loïs Openda, pleases Arsenal, title candidate in England and qualified for the next Champions League.
With 17 goals in 32 matches, Lois Openda is one of the great architects of the good season for RC Lens, currently 3rd in Ligue 1. With only one season in Lens, the Belgian international will already have the opportunity to look elsewhere this summer, if he wishes. According to DailyMail Arsenal advance their pawns to recruit him.
Gunners coach Mikel Arteta would like a striker to act as an understudy or even compete with Gabriel Jesus. He wouldn’t think Eddie Nketiah had the shoulders for it, and would prefer Openda (23) to Folarin Balogun (21), who nevertheless enjoys on loan at Reims with 18 goals in 31 matches.
Lens recruited Openda from FC Bruges last year for just under 10 million euros. The Sang et Or are on track to play in Europe but not necessarily the Champions League, an argument that Arsenal is sure to have to seduce the Belgian.