Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Ousmane Dembele’s current situation at Barcelona, after Brazilian winger Malcolm’s arrival at the Camp Nou.
Gunners manager Unai Emery has recruited five new players this summer, including Lucas Torreira and Stephan Lichtsteiner, however, the squad could benefit from another attacker offering genuine width, to support the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Having finished outside the Champions League places for the second consecutive year last season, Arsenal cannot afford to spare any expense in adding to their ranks during the transfer window and it seems they could now be lining up an approach for a World Cup winner.
Ousmane Dembele was part of the France squad that won the world title in Russia last month, but he has endured a difficult time at club level over the past year with Barcelona.
Missing large parts of his first season in Spain through injury, the 21-year-old now fears that the club’s latest signing Malcolm could overtake him in the pecking order for a starting spot, according to Don Balon.
Malcolm signed from Bordeaux last week and has already made an impact for the team in pre-season, scoring in Barca’s latest friendly against AS Roma, as Don Balon also reports.
They also state that Arsenal are showing an interest in the French winger, which could spark a new transfer saga which is sure to get Gunners supporters everywhere talking. Despite having been unable to establish himself at the Camp Nou up to this point, Dembele is still a dangerous player with pace to burn and an eye for goal.
If Emery can manage to secure a deal for the young starlet in the coming weeks the expectation ahead of Arsenal’s latest Premier League campaign will only skyrocket, with kick off in England less than 2 weeks away.