The French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has been very impressive for Watford this season and it has been reported that many other Premier League clubs have been noticing the effect he has had for our London neighbours during the current campaign, with Arsenal being mentioned as one of the clubs taking an interest.
Doucoure himself has revealed that he is aware of this interest and has said that Arsenal is the team he would most like to join because of Arsene Wenger being in charge. When he was asked about the rumours that Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal were checking out his performances for Watford, he replied: “It’s true that these clubs are interested. But I’m at Watford for the moment and I want to finish my season well.”
And he even went further when asked which of the clubs he would prefer to join and he didn’t hesitate when he he said: “Arsenal because of Arsène Wenger.”
But we really need to know whether he is an accomplished DM as we have more than enough attacking midfielders at the club. He has garnered much attention this season because he has chipped in with 7 goals for Watford this season, which would make you think he must surely be more of an AM than a DM, but according to Whoscored’s stats, he has played 16 games in central midfield scoring 4 goals, but the other 10 games he has been classed as a DM and he has still scored 3 goals from there!
So perhaps if he can play both those positions he could be the DM that Arsenal really need, but he could still go forward and score goals when we are on the front foot?
Does anyone here think he could be the answer to our problems?