Arsenal scout forward with 12 goals in 16 games this season but face competition from two European giants

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Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Celtic’s Moussa Dembele as they eye a potential move, but face competition from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old scored twice for Brendan Rodgers’ side in their 3-3 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League this week, only serving to strengthen interest from elsewhere.

According to The Sun, he could now be the target of three major clubs in Europe, with Arsenal linked with making a move for the former Fulham striker not for the first time, while Real and Bayern have been alerted by his form.

Arsene Wenger had been paired with an interest in Dembele in the summer, but ultimately he missed out as the forward opted to join Celtic.

Unsurprisingly, Rodgers will likely be desperate to keep hold of his star man and will have no interest in entertaining offers from Premier League sides or otherwise.

Dembele has scored 12 goals in 16 games in all competitions so far this season, and so The Sun’s report won’t come as much of a surprise to many as his form is certainly good enough to be attracting plenty of interest.

Nevertheless, Arsenal have put their opening-weekend loss to Liverpool firmly behind them, and appear to have found the answers in the attacking third with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil finding the right balance and form.

With Olivier Giroud also an option along with summer signing Lucas Perez and others, Arsene Wenger may feel as though he’s got enough at his disposal this season.

However, should Dembele continue his current form, then perhaps the speculation of a move back to England will get a little louder as the season goes on.

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