There is no doubt that Arsenal is one of the most popular teams in the World, especially in Africa and Asia where the support is fanatical, so it is no wonder that players from those continents dream of growing up and playing for the Gunners. Of course Arsenal have had many great African players at the club and a couple of the highest-rated have been Lauren and Alex Song who both hailed from the Cameroon.
Now we have another Cameroonian who wants to join the club,and he could actually be a very good gamble to replace Danny Welbeck, who is probably out for the rest of the season and his contract ends in the summer anyway. The striker in question is Christian Bassogog, who currently plays for the Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye, and has scored a reasonable 16 goals in 51 appearances where he has been mostly played on the wing. You may not have have heard of him but he was named the AFCON2017 Most Valuable Player after winning the competition with Cameroon, and he was snapped up by Henan Jianye from the Danish side Aab for a record fee in that country.
You may not have heard of him but he desperately wants to come to play for Arsenal. Bassogog told Goal: “Yes, it’s still a dream for me to come back to Europe,”
“I would like to play in the biggest league in the world, in the Premier League. My favourite club since I was very small is Arsenal. I like playing with the ball and this club suits me. When I was a child, Thierry Henry was a model for me. It’s someone who impressed me a lot.”
The fact is that Arsenal could really do with another striker in January, and if Bassogog is available for a reasonable fee, I don’t see why Arsenal shouldn’t take a chance on him, do you?