Arsenal join rivals in the race for French forward’s signature

Arsenal has become the latest team to register their interest in signing Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

The French man joined Lyon from Celtic last season and went on to net 15 times, he has continued his fine run of form this season with 11 goals.

Dembele has been scouted by several top European sides this season and has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea.

With the Red Devils and Blues looking at other alternatives, it seems that Arsenal could beat them to his signature.

Reports from France via Team Talk claims that Arsenal has lined up Dembele as a replacement for either Pierre Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette should any of them decide to leave.

Aubameyang has about 18 months left on his current Arsenal deal and he has not shown the readiness to extend his current terms, he has also been linked with moves to Barcelona and Real Madrid already.

The report further claims that Lacazette was left unhappy by Unai Emery’s reliance on Aubameyang and he seemed to have been plotting a move away, it is unclear if he would want to be part of Arteta’s plan now.

Dembele is also being chased by Tottenham who wants him to help reduce the goal scoring burden on Harry Kane.

17 Comments

  1. Wenger91 says:

    We are in the process of building a team, future team to be more precise. If any of the players not interested to stay they can leave and should be happy to do that, this is their right, the joined arsenal to win titles and play in the champions league, so if they don’t want to stay and see if the this is happening in the near future with their help, then a better choice to let them go and have some cash.

  2. Le Coq Monster says:

    Merry Xmas Just Arsenal and thanks Admin Martin and Admin Pat and all other contributors, you all do a great job…….thank you.

    Just see this on newsnow…………..”Tottenham have banned one of its fans for throwing a cup at goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga”……………….first cup seen at Totnumb for years and they ban the holder of it ! 😆

    1. Sue says:

      😂😂😂👍

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    Can he play in defence? Because we need defenders. No more forwards, or playmakers, solid defenders please.

    In my opinion, the answer is right in front of us…Lewis Dunk! The problem is, that he’s an archetypal English CB playing for Brighton, and that doesn’t fit well with Arsenal’s branding. I’m sure if he were called Leandro Dunkis, Brazilian, and played for a team like Porto, then he’d be a shoe-in!

    Merry Xmas to everyone! I’m off for a tipple. One small Baileys please!

    1. Sue says:

      Merry Christmas, TMJW 🍻

  4. Le Coq Monster says:

    And on this festive day lets spare a thought for all the Spuds kids opening their Xmas present only to find a Totnumb kit!…………………..and it`s supposed to be the season of good will !……………..evil b#st#rds !

    1. Sue says:

      Poor little sods, it’s child abuse 😜

  5. Le Coq Monster says:

    Wouldn`t it be nice if Santa had visited Mikel Arteta in the night and on opening his present this morning Mikel found a …………..Defense !………………………..or even better, a letter fromm Kroenke saying goodbye as he had sold his shares to a rich arab nation !

    1. Mohsan says:

      Haha…you make me laugh every time I see your comments. Sad don’t have thumbs up any more for the comments otherwise would have done it to all of yours. Have fun and enjoy the festive time.

      1. Le Coq Monster says:

        Thank you Moshan……………have a fantastic festive period………COYG!

  6. Loose Cannon says:

    seems to be a good lad with high work rate. Defence starts from attack with forwards pressing for a misplaced pass or loss of possession. Then midfield aids and lessens the burden on the defence. Luiz was satisfactory for CFC but looks hopeless for AFC,why?You attack and defend as a unit a team, with no weak links.We keep slating our defences, but why no one asks why do we loose possession and not press to win back the ball? Hope Mikel holds everyone accountable and banish the unproductive ones.
    Merry Christmas to the gunner family on JA.

    1. Sue says:

      Merry Christmas! 🎅

  7. Le Coq Monster says:

    I reckon that if I had saved all the Xmas present socks over the years and gave them to Eskimos, there would have never been a frost bite epidemic amongst them!………………….I live in Cornwall, we wear flip flops for gods sake!

  8. Le Coq Monster says:

    Off to the gym……………………..need to burn some calories before the big dinner!
    😀

  9. agu eman says:

    It really seems like for ever since the last game.

  10. Innit says:

    THIS IS JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION. I’ve limited football knowledge like most people lok

    The only players who should stay are:
    Pepe
    Martinelli
    Guendouzi
    Torreira
    Tierney
    Holding
    Saka
    Lacazette
    Aubameyang
    Unless we sell Auba and Laca to get a top striker and winger

    These players should go by summer
    Mustafi
    Luiz
    Sokratis
    Xhaka
    Ozil
    Niles
    Mkitaryan
    Elneny

    Unknown factors. Keep or loan
    Mavrapanos
    Nelson
    Smith Rowe
    Nketiah
    Saliba

    Not sure about Bellerin. We need a better RB so I doubt he’ll be happy as 2nd RB. May be better to sell him

    I like Ceballos but I’m 100% positive he’s going back and his transfer fee is too high.

  11. Siamois says:

    Pure crap; first of all Lyon couldn’t afford their wages, secondly do you think at the stages of their careers they take aa pay cut, also with the clubs chasing him arsenal could compete😂😂😂 and if Daniel Levy is a hard ass you don’t know Auras their president how do you think he built their stadium before spurs and with much more less money, they sell 20/21 years old players to barca, Real, Bayern….. for at least 50M every season and other players like a french international whom we could have for 20M now playing for sevilla 2nd in l liga, who better Messi in assists, dribble… but turn him down, great business!

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