Arsenal target Gakpe powers Nantes to safety
French-born Togolese forward Serge Gakpe continued his fine form for Nantes in the French Ligue 1 by scoring in their 1-0 win over Guingamp.
The Arsenal and Newcastle transfer target has been in fine form and has spearheaded the club’s quest for survival.
The Canaries were ahead with four minutes played when Serge Gakpe found the back of the net following Jordan Veretout’s headed pass.
Nantes pushed for a second goal before half time, and Itay Shechter’s headed effort nearly gave the hosts some breathing space, but Mamadou Samassa managed to keep it out.
Gakpe almost doubled his tally for the day when he managed to get a shot away inside the box, but Samassa was again equal to it.
Nantes have moved 10 points clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone by beating fellow strugglers Guingamp 1-0.
The striker has already made his intention of playing in the EPL known as he admits he is flattered by interest from the two EPL clubs.