It’s honest to say, that the big-money signing of Nicolas Pepe has not labored out for Arsenal, because the winger has not lived as much as expectations and has did not safe a beginning spot in Mikel Arteta’s beginning 11.
Consequently, Pepe’s future is unsure on the Gunners as based on the Evening Standard, and Arsenal will sit down with the winger and his agent on the finish of the season to debate his future.
If the Ivory Coast worldwide departs, Arteta might want to discover a alternative and a chance to signal a supremely proficient winger may come up this summer season, within the type of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
The Frenchman’s contract with the Catalan membership runs out on the finish of the season and that has caught the eye of Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Spanish outlet El Chringuito reported, by way of football.london, that Manchester United have supplied Dembele a internet wage of round £12m-a-year to lure him to Previous Trafford this summer season.
While the identical report additionally claims that Dembele’s agent has had a gathering with Arsenal over a doable transfer. The World Cup winner can be a free switch and with a charge anticipated to return in for Pepe, this could be a blessing for Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, because it permits him to save lots of funds to strengthen in different areas of the squad.
Dembele is a winger who can play on both the left or proper and has unbelievable tempo and skill with the ball. The 24-year-old would slot in on the left for Arsenal with Saka on the opposite flank, while the Frenchman may occupy both facet at United, as Jadon Sancho can play both facet as nicely so subsequently it will be as much as the brand new boss, Erik Ten Hag.
A giant downside for the events, nonetheless, is that Dembele now desires to remain in Barcelona based on SPORT. The World Cup winner is prepared to decrease his wage calls for to remain on the membership and this might be a results of Xavi, who has proven plenty of religion within the 24-year-old – though the report states that the arrival of his buddy, Aubameyang, has performed an element.
This saga has had loads of ups and downs and there might be many twists left to return.