Date: 18th March 2021 at 4:00pm
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Charles Watts has been discussing Arsenal’s intentions in the upcoming transfer window in the latest video on his YouTube channel, claiming the Gunners are tracking Celtic Odsonne Edouard.

The Frenchman’s contract with the Glasgow giants expires in 2022, though he’s expected to leave Parkhead over the summer after showing no indication that he intends to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Edouard has been highly successful in Scotland, bagging 81 goals and providing 35 assists for the Hoops during his three-year stay with the former Scottish champions. He’s collected an impressive trophy haul, including three league titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups during his time north of the border.

A move to the Premier League seems the most likely destination for the former Saint-Germain man, and Watts claims the north London side are in the running for his signature.

He said: “There are targets they’ve been looking at. I’ve mentioned Odsonne Edouard at Celtic before, he’s certainly a player they like and have been watching for a long time. They’re not alone in that, and Leicester City looked like they might be in the driving seat for Edouard given his previous relationship with Brendan at Celtic.

“So, there are options they’re looking at, but nothing’s been decided yet, and until Arsenal know where they’re finishing and what competition, if any European competition, they’re playing next season, then it’s very hard for them to really have an out-and-out plan for the transfer window.”

TIF Thoughts on Edouard…

The 23-year-old forward has performed magnificently during his time in the Scottish Premiership, but it may now be time for a move having repeatedly won all there is to win domestically.

Edouard is thought to be ready for a new challenge at this stage of his career, and a transfer to Arteta’s side would certainly provide one.

The Spanish manager is in the midst of a rebuilding job at the Emirates Stadium, and Celtic’s record signing could be the next piece of the puzzle for Arteta.