Arsenal reported to be keen on making a move for Man Utd target

Arsenal linked with a move for Lyon hitman Moussa Dembele.

Arsenal is said to be interested in beating Manchester United to the signature of French forward Moussa Dembele.

The Gunners had a limited summer transfer window but were still able to bring in the likes of Nicolas Pepe. However, reports in the media claims that Arsenal are still looking to add another attacker to their arsenal.

Dembele joined Lyon from Celtic last season and went on to score 20 times in 46 games. He has continued where he stopped last season with 6 goals in 9 league games so far.

Arsenal does have two of the Premier League’s most potent strikers in Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. However, that does not mean signing Dembele would not be a good move. In fact, it would be a great move.

Dembele is one of the best number nines in the world at the moment and has a good eye for goals. He is good with both feet as well as his head and he has shown that he can thrive in any league from his time at Fulham, Celtic, and now Lyon.

Being 23 is also a major advantage for Arsenal as they would be signing a player that could be at the top of his game for as long as a decade.

That said, this is transfer gossip and should be treated as such. However, as gossip goes, this is one I can live with. Dembele is quality and if we have to endure speculation, then much better it is about quality as opposed to dross.

9 Comments

  1. Sabs says:

    This would be a waste of money unless we were selling Auba or Laca in the summer. Remember we still Nketiah waiting to have his chance too, so spending millions and millions on Dembele is just nonsensical.

    1. gotanidea says:

      It’s just another hoax, because we already have four central forwards

      I bet Arsenal wouldn’t spend more money until they manage to sell Mustafi or move Ozil out

      If they want to spend, they would most likely focus on the new managerial candidates and prepare some transfer budget for the new manager

    2. towny254 says:

      I agree it is just paper talk

  2. Clueless Emery says:

    Arsenal should be keen to find a replacement for Emery. He is the major flop we have at the moment.

    As far as Emery is in charge, demebele will struggle like pepe if he comes to arsenal.

  3. uzkido says:

    what will happen to nketiah

  4. Mogunna says:

    Just rumors, why would we need him in January with Auba and Laca there? Cuz one may or will leave then.

    I can see that happen or it is no use to bench him as Pepe should

  5. Angelo says:

    No thank you. No Wenger, no Emery…. We deserve better

  6. ozziegunner says:

    It would be good to hear some rumours about players Arsenal needs like CB’s and a commanding, physically imposing DM, rather than more attacking players, when there are enough exiting prospects coming through the Academy.
    I hope Per Mertesacher and the Arsenal scouts are looking for prospective DM and CB talents, as these are areas Arsenal has trouble producing in house.
    Anyone know how Kris Bielik is going by the way?

  7. myk tumbs says:

    its better to spend that money on other departments than splashing it on overstocked attacking department. also l dont think the board is going to splash more money than spent this year

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