Premier League club Arsenal are reportedly exploring the possibility of securing a deal for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is currently on loan at West Ham United. Lingard is currently enjoying his football at West Ham since securing a temporary move away from Old Trafford and has since been capturing the attention of several clubs ahead of a possible permanent transfer away from United.

Since joining West Ham, Lingard has played as many as 9 games and has scored 8 goals in the Premier League so far. He is also the player with the highest goal contributions (goals + assists) in the league since his loan move, and there are rumors that he may not be returning to the Red Devils when the loan deal ends.

West Ham United manager David Moyes has already expressed his desire of keeping Lingard beyond his loan deal and has said he will see to it that the club will try to do everything they can to convince United to allow him to leave permanently this summer.

The 27-year-old’s brilliant firm has seen him earn a well-deserved call-up to the England national team and played a part in their World Cup Qualifying games last month where he also found the back of the net. With how much he is currently enjoying life at Upton Park, it’s looking visible that he would also be interested in completing a permanent transfer to West Ham but his future is still at United until they confirm otherwise.

Arsenal have reportedly joined West Ham in the chase for the midfielder and will also try to sign the United star this summer. But with serious uncertainty surrounding the Gunners’ ability to qualify for a European place next season, he may well rule out a move to the Emirates Stadium.