Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has the style to play for Arsenal, according to former AC Milan and Barcelona forward Christophe Dugarry. The France international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and is seemingly no closer to signing fresh terms in the French capital, with his current contract due to expire at the end of next season.

The 29-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer but Unai Emery managed to convince him to stay at the Parc des Princes. The French giants offered Matuidi a bumper new contract at the start of the current campaign, but it remains unsigned and Dugarry seems to believe that it is time his compatriot swapped one capital for another.

"I put him at Arsenal. He has the intensity, the style," Dugarry told RMC, relayed by Le10Sport. "He's going to dominate all those that play with two in the middle of the field. I would take him to a club like that."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a host of central midfield options available to him at the Emirates Stadium but has encountered problems which each of them in recent months.

Francis Coquelin's quality has been called into question by some sections of the Gunners' fanbase, £35m summer signing Granit Xhaka's rash style has earned him many detractors, Jack Wilshere is currently on loan at Bournemouth with his long-term future far from certain and Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla has struggled with major injuries over the past couple of seasons.

Like Matuidi, Wenger's future is in need of clarification sooner rather than later, but the experienced Frenchman will hope his Arsenal players can leave their uncertainties at the door and win their first Premier League game since the middle of February when they host West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening (5 April).

Blaise Matuidi
Matuidi is an established France international. Reuters