Arsenal send scouts to watch PSV star after Europa League game

Arsenal were one of the clubs to send scouts to watch Ajax face PSV on Sunday, reportedly with a focus on Cody Gakpo.

90min reports that Arsenal were one of several Premier League clubs to send scouts to watch the clash between Ajax and PSV at the top of the Eredivisie table on Sunday.

The report suggests Arsenal “were focusing their attention on [Cody] Gakpo” ahead of the January transfer window.

Gakpo has 30 goals and assists in 23 games for PSV this season, with the vast majority (24) coming in domestic competition. However, he has also been impressive in the Europa League with five goals in five matches.

Arsenal first saw Gakpo in the group stage as he started home and away against the Gunners.

The winger didn’t reach the heights of the rest of his season against Mikel Arteta’s team, but he did provide an assist and score several offside goals in PSV’s home game.

If Arsenal’s backline hadn’t played the offside line as well as it did on the day, it could easily have been a rout.

As for the game that Arsenal’s scouts allegedly attended on Sunday, Gakpo provided an assist for Luuk de Jong as PSV won 2-1.

As it stands, PSV are at the top of the Eredivisie, but they are just two points ahead of Ajax and three points ahead of Feyenoord, having played one game more. The title race is certainly heating up.

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