Arsenal are going to be linked with a huge amount of players this summer, that is the nature of the transfer window and some of those players will be donkeys but some will be diamonds.
It is those potential diamonds that we would want Unai Emery to at least try and sign and one such player is Lyon ace Moussa Dembele.
According to the French media, Arsenal sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in Sunday’s game between Lyon and Marseille.
Dembele only came on in the 75th minute but it was not a complete waste of time for the scouts as he found the back of the net ten minutes after his introduction.
We were not the only club in attendance, Man Utd was also present and therefore it likely that we will face stiff competition for the Frenchman’s signature.
No fee has been mentioned but if we are sending scouts then we must be very interested and satisfied that we can afford him.
Dembele is a huge talent, he scores on a regular basis and has a career record of 87 goals from just 192 appearances.
I have watched him a few times and he has never disappointed me, he is quick and versatile and is still young, if we signed him now we would have a player that could be with us for a decade, well beyond the time of Aubameyang and Lacazette and would be a perfect addition to our already strong forward line.
Arsenal have to sign another forward because we will be fighting on at least four fronts next season and Dembele does not necessarily have to be a bench warmer, there is a solid argument for a front three in the same way Liverpool occasionally use a front three to devastating effect.
The bottom line for me is that if we can, we definitely should sign him.