Arsenal feature later tonight in the Europa League against Vorskla but it was during last night’s action where plenty of Arsenal fans saw something they liked. Manchester City lost 2-1 at home to Lyon and the Gunners are keen to sign Memphis Depay from the French club.
The 24-year-old Dutchman is no stranger to English football. Manchester United signed him from PSV Eindhoven back in July 2015 and there was a lot of hype that came with him. However, he never lived up expectations and just 18 months later he was sold to Lyon in the January transfer window of 2017. Now we’re 18 months on from that sale and it could be a good time for Arsenal to pounce for the revitalised attacker.
Last season saw Depay reform from being a left-sided winger to playing as a central striker and Lyon reaped the rewards from his change of position. The ex-Manchester United man bagged himself 19 goals and registered 13 assists in his 36 Ligue 1 games during the 2017/18 season and The Gunners think he could be ready to come back to England, this time to The Emirates, and show everyone what he’s about.
You can read The Arsenal fans’ calls to sign Depay here:
Anyone else apart from me who would take Memphis Depay at Arsenal? Wasted at United in my eyes
— Johnny Short (@JohnnyShort2) September 19, 2018
I hope UnaiEmery watched Lyon game we want Depay back to England guys #depay 4 Arsenal
— Mathew Kipleting (@MathewKipletin3) September 20, 2018
Hey @Arsenal can we scout Lyon please. N'Dombele, Aouar,Fekir, Mendy, even Depay…
— Khalid. (@PLKnowledge) September 19, 2018
Arsenal should sign Depay
— Denizo (@Denking15) 19 September 2018
Lyon team is packed full of ballers tbh. Would gladly take Mendy, Ndombele, Depay, Fekir and Aouar at Arsenal
— P. (@ftblLDN) September 19, 2018
Lyon have a few players I wouldn’t mind at Arsenal. Fekir, Depay, Ndombele, Aouar, Mendy.
— gjć (@1GAFC) September 19, 2018
The Gunners would love Depay at the club and wouldn’t mind shelling out a sizeable fee to bring his talents back to England.