Arsenal transfer news: The Gunners have identified the Lyon forward as a target, but Manchester United have also shown interest in the player.
Arsenal has emerged as one of the top contenders for a top-4 finish in the Premier League this season.
The side might be at the sixth position in the league, but hold a two-game advantage over Chelsea who is fourth, and has played a game less than Manchester United.
Unai Emery’s key issue, however, is the side’s away form. Arsenal has scored only 19 points from 15 away games, and the side faces four of its remaining six games away from Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal will take on Watford later tonight in a significant Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are also keeping tabs on the transfer market and are reportedly interested in signing a Lyon youngster. However, they could face stiff competition from Manchester United for his signature.
Arsenal transfer news:
According to Daily Mirror, Arsenal are interested in Lyon’s 22-year-old forward, Moussa Dembele.
The striker joined Lyon only last year from Celtic and has been impressive for the French side so far. Dembele has scored 19 goals across all competitions for Lyon in this season, and according to the report, Manchester United are also monitoring the player.
The report claims that Unai Emery is a ‘long-term admirer’ of Dembele and wants the player to join Arsenal.
Solskjaer, meanwhile, wants to bolster United’s attacking options. Manchester United have been underwhelming in the attack, as their main striker Romelu Lukaku has had an inconsistent season so far. The Belgian’s agent also admitted earlier this month that Lukaku is open to leaving Manchester United, which triggered a sense of urgency for Solskjaer.
Emery has been looking out for Moussa Dembele as Danny Welbeck is likely to leave Arsenal this decision. In Moussa Dembele, the Arsenal head coach will have a quality striker who could play a supporting role for Aubameyang and Lacazette.
How Twitter reacted..
Moussa Dembele could reportedly be on his way to the Premier League.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 15, 2019
Manchester United and Arsenal are both eying a move for Moussa Dembele this summer, according to the Mirror. Celtic will receive a 10% sell on fee if a transfer is agreed.
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) April 15, 2019
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— afcSource™ (@afcSource) April 14, 2019
As Arsenal faces a tough test at Vicarage Road against Watford, take a look at the side’s predicted line up.