It has been quite an eventful transfer window for the Gunners – a goalkeeper, defenders and midfielders galore. However, there is still one piece missing from the puzzle for the perfect ‘Arsenal’ team.
It is no secret that the North Londoners are in need of a quality winger. One must probably be aware that Alex Iwobi isn’t always a reliable option leaves one other natural winger, Reiss Nelson, who is still under development. Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are often forced to drift out as wingers, which isn’t their preferred position.
Fortunately, there is still time to fill in those gaps as a considerable chunk of the transfer window lies ahead.
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Meanwhile, Barcelona starlet Ousmane Dembele has recently been linked with a move to London. The former Borussia Dortmund man netted just 4 goals from 23 matches last season for Barcelona, though injuries may have held him back. The World Cup Champion wasn’t given much first-team minutes in the second half of the season following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.
Coral’s John Hill said: “We have seen a flurry of bets this afternoon for Arsenal to beat off competition from their Premier League rivals for the services of Ousmane Dembele and as a result the Gunners are now the favourites to sign the Frenchman.”
Due to Sven Mislintat already recruiting 3 former Dortmund players (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sokratis), it's POSSIBLE that, if Ousmane Dembele pressures Barcelona to let him leave, Arsenal would be the valid destination. [Kike_Ma… pic.twitter.com/nT5TbJomFx
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Sven Mislintat played a huge role in getting the young winger to Dortmund and can persuade him to join him at Arsenal. The Frenchman will be a perfect addition to the team knowing both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette previously very well, making the front 3 seem almost unstoppable.
Wilfrid Zaha is yet another potential target. The Crystal Palace man has huge potential to be a great player, with the blend of impressive speed, quick feet and flashy skills, being a nightmare to defenders. Zaha would already know the toughness of the Premier League and playing with ‘better quality’ players would just improve his game.
Unai Emery’s side face stiff competition from derby rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as well. The club may have to break the budget and hence offload some players like Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi to obtain the Palace talisman.
Wilfried Zaha will attract interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur before the end of the summer transfer window, according to former Crystal Palace midfielder John Salako. [Metro]#CFC #ChelseaFC #Zaha #Sarri pic.twitter.com/ho7lKx4lMh
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On the other hand, it is to be noted that the player that suffers from motivational issues and if he were to be made to fight for the role, the consequences could be questionable.Kingsley Coman, 22, is also part of the mix. The Bayern Munich man is quick on the ball, has great dribbling skills and vision. In the youngster’s short career, he has won six league titles with three different clubs – Bayern, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. Hence, Coman has that champion attitude absorbed in him.
The Frenchman would connect pretty well with his international teammate Lacazette as well. However the 22-year-old’s finishing has been criticized a lot, scoring just 3 goals for the Bavarians last season, alongside his poor defensive contribution. Recent reports say that the young forward is interested in staying in Munich but with no first team football guaranteed, he could be eyeing an exit.
Arsenal transfer news: Kingsley Coman drops massive hint over Bayern Munich exit – https://t.co/irg2I2NoYv
The Bayern Munich star has been linked with a surprise Gunners move with Unai Emery reportedly keen to recruit a speedy winger.
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Nevertheless, the Bayern star would not come cheap to the gunners with a 60-70 million pound evaluation. Arsenal would have to sell some players to get him.
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