Arsenal fans can only wait and see if our manager and his declared intention of not selling the star striker Alexis Sanchez to a direct rival means that the Chilean is still a Gunner next season. Arsene Wenger has been sounding confident about keeping the forward but only time will tell.
The Chilean upped the ante a bit last week by saying that he needs to be in the Champions League, which was a very thinly veiled admission that he wants out of Arsenal during the current summer transfer window and whether the boss can talk him round is questionable.
There is no point in leaving everything until the last minute, though, so I am sure that Wenger and the Arsenal scouting team have been looking at possible players to bring in to replace Alexis should he leave and according to The Mirror one of these mooted replacements is the France under 21 international Moussa Dembele.
The 21-year old Fulham academy graduate enjoyed a stellar first season in the SPL, scoring 32 goals and helping Celtic to achieve what the Gunners did 11 years ago and go an entire season without loss in the league, although the standards of the two divisions are somewhat different.
Dembele also bagged five goals in Europe and looks the real deal but he is clearly not at the level of Alexis Sanchez, so would you be happy for Arsenal to sign him if we do lose the wantaway striker?