David Ornstein is often seen as a messenger of God by Arsenal fans due to his reliability regarding the club’s transfer, internal issues and everything along those lines. And with the journalist’s latest update on Ousmane Dembele, Gooners are set to be disappointed.
The French international had been reported to be unhappy at the Nou Camp after failing to rise up on boss Ernesto Valverde’s pecking order since his switch to Barcelona. And it wasn’t long before Dembele was being linked to several of Europe’s top clubs, of which prime one of them being Arsenal.
Moreover, after today’s tweet from Kike Marin basically ‘confirming’ a shocking €100 million bid for the World Cup champion, the Emirates faithful were naturally excited.
See the tweet here:
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) August 9, 2018
However, the joy did not last long as renowned journalist Ornstein decided to use his information gathering abilities to shatter the dreams of the Arsenal supporters. The BBC journalist reported that any news regarding the Londoners submitting a bid for Dembele is false and further confirmed that any incoming signings are unlikely.
See the tweet here:
Reports of Arsenal bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele false. As previously reported incoming business completed a month ago. Were open to exceptional deal if chance arose (admire & have links to Dembele) but never realistic. #AFC optimistic on Ramsey contract but not close
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 9, 2018
Though it was fairly unlikely that this deal would go through in the first place, any shred of hope that was left had now been extinguished.
Nevertheless, the tweet does confirm that the North London giants are working hard on locking Aaron Ramsey down to a new contract, which could be seen as a silver lining to this whole saga.
The Welshman had been linked with several elites of Europe in the past week and had appeared to have made up his mind to depart the Emirates. But as of now, the possibility of that happening seems very unlikely.
In the end, it does appear that Unai Emery won’t be making any big signings on deadline day. Which only makes everyone anxious about his side’s unresolved problems.
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