With Sunday’s impressive 3-0 win against Watford in their backyard, Gunners fans will be on a high and would be wanting that their team should continue on their winning ways in the similar manner, after Wenger’s men ended their disappointing spell of losses with a moral boosting win at San Siro in Europa League.
Whilst, Wenger would be looking for some permanent solutions to such kind of losing streaks giving him sleepless nights, by strengthening his squad in the upcoming Summer Transfer Window.
For that, he has already started looking out for such players who can help the Frenchman to finish that Premier League trophy drought.
One such player of many, is the Young French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, currently the top scorer with 7 goals complemented with 2 assists for the Yellow Army, has gained attention of Wenger with flawless performances every weekend, noteworthy being the 4-1 demolition of Current Champions Chelsea where he overshadowed world class players like N’golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas.
Doucoure has not only impressed Wenger, but Premier League top four giants are also having a close look at this budding central midfielder whose technical skills and alacrity will prove to be handy for any top team.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is reportedly welcoming interest from Liverpool and Arsenal…
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 25, 2018
Well if we analyse Wenger’s choice, it is justified why he is eager to bring Doucoure to Emirates in this summer before the World Cup starts.
With Wilshere’s future still in skepticism after his rejuvenating arrival from Bournemouth and Xhaka’s big money move from Borussia Monchengladbach hasn’t proved to be that talent, the French boss would have desired for, as the Swiss International has made numerous sloppy mistakes resulting into goals.
Gunners have surely bolstered their attack with the arrival of heavy weight guns ilk, Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s recent move.
Thus Wenger would want to strengthen his midfield which has looked dubious apart from Mesut Ozil.
Sources close to Abdoulaye Doucoure have confirmed that Arsenal do want to sign Watford's star man. "Arsene Wenger likes Doucoure a lot, but there is a lot of interest in him." [@GraemeBailey]
— FTS Football (@FromTStands) February 21, 2018
All said and done, the race for aspiring French international will not be a walk in the park for the Gunners as Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United look to tussle for ex-Rennes star.
Going according to the reports, Red devils boss Jose Mourinho is ardently following Watford’s current season star.
United’s interest in the young midfielder is manifested by the scouts who were sent to watch Doucoure in the last week’s encounter against West Brom.
Wenger can be assured to have a tug-of war for his choice, because Mourinho has shown his desires of signing at least two central midfielders in this summer.
As the time is looming for United’s stalwart midfielder Michael Carrick, who would be hanging his boots to start a new phase of life i.e. as a coach.
The “Special One” would definitely want to fill that void that would be created after Carrick’s departure and Doucoure will be the perfect replacement as he is accustomed to play box-to-box football.
Even after all such worrying speculations, Gunners fans and Wenger can feel some sort of satisfaction after Doucoure has said in one of the French interviews quick fire Q&A about a move to the Emirates or White Hart Lane, Doucoure choice made it crystal clear.
“Emirates (he replied) because of Arsene Wenger”
Thus, even after knowing what French midfielder desires for, tables can turn very quickly. So, it’s just the matter of time before we see Doucoure in a new outfit in this upcoming season.