What heartbreak. Having come so close to beating Tottenham for the second time this season, Arsenal must take the positives and focus on doing their all to finish in the top four this season. Indeed, with United up next in just a few hours time, at least fans can take heart in the fact their side are looking so much better than in months gone past.
A win could have brought them so much closer to that ambition but with plenty of games still to play, Arsenal must remain optimistic about their chances. That’s the point of the Emery era, isn’t it? Hope when there used to be none, during the latter days of the Arsene Wenger era.
One of the most hopeful things that should be on fans’ mind right now is that fact that, while Unai Emery has endured a mixed time as the coach so far, another summer window to transform his side, we could be seeing a completely new-look side next season.
The hope is that positions and specific players have already been identified and someone who could excel in an Arsenal shirt is PSG youngster Moussa Diaby. Obviously, after the departure of Sven Mislintat, that’s not a given, so here we are again – hope.
Diaby, (who is valued at £6.3 million on Transfermarkt) is one of many youngsters to have been given a chance with the French champions this season and he’s already showing world-class potential.
The 19-year-old is sure to break through and become one of the most talked-about youngsters within a few seasons, should he continue his contribution in-front of goal.
With four goals and six assists, it demonstrates how easy Moussa Diaby finds it to break through defensive lines, with mesmerising skill and pace. Alongside passes like Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendozi, it could be quite the prolific partnership.
His creativity is fantastic as a winger should be and given the chance to play regularly at Arsenal could see him move away from PSG – the club he’s been at since the age of 13.
Arsenal are well known for developing youngsters and by acquiring Moussa Diaby, he could be another shining example of their youth system. Clearly, the Gunners can’t battle towards the top of the transfer market these days, so shopping in such a market – as they tried to with teammate Christopher Nkuku – is seemingly the way to go.
Even at his young age, that shouldn’t put the Gunners off from giving him chances in the first-team, having shown what he can do already this season.
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