There have been constant links with Arsenal regarding the Barcelona star Ousmane-Dembele, who cost the Spanish giants absolute fortunes when he joined from Borussia Dortmund last summer – ostensibly to replace the outgoing Neymar.
But settling in problems and injuries restricted the France international to only 17 games for Barca, and it is now being reported that the La Liga Champions are willing to offload him to Arsenal already, and would be prepared to offer us a year’s loan with an option to make the deal permanent.
I find this rumour extremely hard to believe, not only because of the astronomical price that Barca paid for him, which would never be matched by Arsenal, but also the fact that we have already acquired Alexandre Lacazette, Henrik Mhkitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the last 12 months. We also have Danny Welbeck and Iwobi as backups and we are all looking forward to seeing Eddie Nketiah being given some chances in attack as well.
We are more than well-stocked in the forward areas, and it is obvious to me that any available money should be invested in our defence or the perennially wanted Defensive Midfielder.
What do you think? Would we even need Dembele, or would it be nice to have him as luxury and a statement of intent from Arsenal?