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Arsenal: Gunners interested in signing Memphis Depay

Arsenal: Gunners interested in signing Memphis Depay - Arsenal Transfer Rumours

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his squad in several areas, and the latest transfer rumour sees the Gunners linked with Ligue 1 star Memphis Depay.

According to Le10Sport, the summer transfer window will be a busy one for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta rates the Dutch winger highly, both for his technical qualities and his personality.

His contract at Lyon ends in June 2021 and Arteta sees him as a possible replacement if either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave.

In Ligue 1, Depay has had a very impressive season as he has made 13 appearances and scored nine goals whilst picking up two assists, per WhoScored, whilst averaging 3.7 shots per game, 1.9 key passes a game and two successful dribbles per game. Those figures would very likely have been higher were it not for a season-ending cruciate ligament injury last December.

The 26-year-old forward, who is valued at £39.6m by Transfermarkt, has already graced the Premier League with Manchester United, where he struggled to find his best form and managed only two goals in 33 appearances in his couple of seasons in the English top flight.

Despite struggling at Old Trafford, Depay now looks to be a more potent forward and his WhoScored statistics highlight how big an attacking threat he can provide when at his best.

The experience at the Red Devils should have been a good learning curve for him and, with Nicolas Pepe also being a winger who likes to take on defences (2.4 successful dribbles per game), the Gunners could have a huge threat on either flank to keep their opponents very busy.

The two wingers could be ideal to play in the same starting XI and give Arsenal a fearsome attacking threat from both flanks.

Gunners fans, what are your thoughts on Depay potentially joining Arsenal? Comment below with your views!

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