Of all the hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours going around, the most ridiculous one I have heard so far is that we are trying to get Ousmane Dembele to join us from Barcelona. Just the fact that Barca paid over 100 million for the young Frenchman is a very clear indication that he is well out of our League.
And as for a possible loan move, can you believe that Arsenal would even pay his loan fee? That would probably be enough to buy another player. But aside from all that, the Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told reporters: “Dembele will go nowhere. He and [Philippe] Coutinho are a big investment for us.
“They are very important to our project and we expect a lot from them.
“Coutinho in the last four months has been very active in the team but Dembele is a very young player and talented and we expect great things. Next seasons will be different. It’s not easy to play at Barca in your first year because the style of football is quite different from at other teams.”
“Some players will come, others will go, that’s normal.
“But there’s no doubt that, without naming names because a lot of them are negotiating now with the club, new players will arrive.”
So it is very obvious that Dembele is not going anywhere after such a massive investment on bringing him in. And as to why the media are getting away with even pretending that Arsenal are trying to bring him in, that is just taking the mickey out of us.
Wake up Gooners we are being taken for mugs!