Who is Jesper Lindstrom? The Frankfurt attacker wanted by Arsenal

Stuart Telford
Stuart Telford Updated: 22 Sep 2022 09:37 BST 4 min read
Jesper Lindstrom, Eintracht Frankfurt, 2022-23

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Jesper Lindstrom, but what else is there to know?

Arsenal have hit the ground running this season, and sit top of the Premier League after seven games played, winning six and only dropping points once, to Manchester United.

Summer signing Gabriel Jesus - a £45m/€51.6m summer arrival from Manchester City - has impressed in particular, but the Gunners would like more strength in depth in the final third.

Lindstrom could provide it. A versatile attacking midfielder, he won the Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt last season and has kept his place for their raid on the Champions League this.

What position does Lindstrom play in?

A versatile attacking midfielder, Lindstrom has featured across midfield and attack since joining Frankfurt from Brondby for €7 million in July 2021, drawing comparisons with Thomas Muller due to his tactical adaptability.

In most of his games last season, Lindstrom played as one of two No.10s behind Rafael Borre in attack, but he also has a propensity to start wider on the right, from where he can drift in to find pockets of space.

How good is Lindstrom?

Earning comparison's with Bayern Munich's Germany World Cup winner Muller might sound like high praise, but Lindstrom has some impressive recent stats to back it up.

The Dane assisted four goals in nine games on Frankfurt's run to Europa League glory last season, and already has a Champions League goal to his name this term, firing his side to a 1-0 win over Marseille.

He is also a diligent worker, averaging 23 pressures per game over the last year, putting him in the upper 95th percentile among midfielders Bundesliga-wide.

What clubs are interested in Lindstrom?

While Arsenal appear to be the frontrunners for Lindstrom's signature, he was also monitored by Manchester United this summer before they concluded their €100m move for Ajax's Antony.

The Bundesliga's bigger guns like Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are also keeping tabs, but they could be priced out of a move by the Premier League suitors.

When does Lindstrom's contract expire?

Lindstrom's contract with Frankfurt runs until 30 June 2026, so Arsenal would have to pay a premium for his services.

He is currently rated at €21m by Football Transfers.

How old is Lindstrom?

Born on 29 February 2000, Lindstrom is 22 years old at the time of writing.

He shares a birthday with Barcelona's former Manchester City attacker, Ferran Torres.

What is Lindstrom's Instagram?

Jesper Lindstrom's Instagram has 93.4k followers as of September 2022.

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