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Arsenal should resist move for Ousmane Dembele in January

Arsenal should resist move for Ousmane Dembele in January

Arsenal’s winning run came to an end at the weekend as after 11 wins in a row, the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace. 

In a fairly sloppy game, Arsenal couldn’t get into a rhythm and although they did well to shackle Palace’s attacks for most of the game, the Gunners struggled to create many clear-cut chances.

Although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his scoring streak while Alex Iwobi put in another solid performance, Arsenal do lack a quick and direct winger up front.

According to Spanish news outlet RAC1 via the Express, Barcelona have reportedly put the French winger up for sale which has alerted the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. He’s a talented player but Arsenal should be looking elsewhere for their winger.

The Breakdown

Dembele was left on the bench for the club’s recent Champions League match against Inter Milan and has so far not lived up to the hype since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund last year.

The former Borussia Dortmund man scored three goals to go along with seven assists in 17 games for Barcelona in the league and has so far only scored three in 10 this season.

Valued at £72 million, there’s no doubt that Dembele has incredible talent but with Arsenal’s budget and Emery’s system, Dembele just doesn’t fit.

Dembele thrives in a system where he’s allowed to have a free roam and at Arsenal under Emery, he just wouldn’t be given that.

Moreover, in defence, Emery wants his players to come back and help out at the back, that’s something that Dembele won’t do.

Arsenal fans, what do you think? 

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