Arsenal Monitoring This Ligue 1 Striker With Manchester United Also Interested: Should Emery Make A Move?

According to a recent report by Mercato 365 (translated by Football.London), Arsenal are monitoring the progress of French forward Moussa Dembele and had sent scouts to catch him in action for Olympique Lyonnais in their 3-0 victory against Marseille on Monday night. However, the same source has also revealed that the Gunners will face stiff competition from Manchester United in pursuit of the Ligue 1 ace.

Dembele’s Sensational Form For Lyon This Season

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a prolific campaign with Lyon so far after he put in a series of match-winning displays under Bruno Génésio’s stewardship during this season. However, his remarkable goal-scoring contributions have not been enough for his team to compete with Paris Saint-Germain and LOSC Lille at the top of the Ligue 1 standings.

Dembele has featured in 44 matches for the French outfit this term, registering 19 goals while creating six assists across multiple competitions. He has also represented France at various youth ranks and is destined to play an integral role for his nation’s senior team in the coming years.

The French forward has incredible potential and could be developed into a world-class prospect if given a nurturing environment to hone his skills. Hence, Arsenal could be an ideal destination for him as Unai Emery has shown in the recent past that he is willing to give some of his young players a chance in the first-team if they are good enough to earn it.

What Will The French Striker Bring To The Emirates Stadium?

Dembele can dribble with the ball quite effectively using his rapid pace and power in the final third. He is also a lethal finisher in front of the opposition goal. However, the French talent can sometimes be guilty of being selfish as he is always looking to get his name on the scoresheet.

Should The Gunners Make A Move For Dembele?

The acquisition of Dembele will undoubtedly bolster Emery’s attacking options at the Emirates Stadium. But it makes no sense for them to go after a striker in this off-season as the Gunners already have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in their squad.

So unless one of them leaves this summer, the North London outfit would be better of concentrating on strengthening some of the other areas of their squad. 

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