Arsenal given opportunity to beat Man United to transfer of Barcelona star

Arsenal have reportedly been handed the opportunity to seal the transfer of Ousmane Dembele as part of the deal taking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona.

The Gunners could do with ensuring they’re not left too light up front after Aubameyang leaves, so it’s not too surprising that Dembele’s name now appears to be in the conversation.

According to the Independent, the France international has been offered to Arsenal, though it’s suggested that it might be a bit late to get the deal done now.

Dembele might not be everyone’s cup of tea after a difficult spell at Barcelona, but he was once regarded as a huge prospect after a spell at Borussia Dortmund as a youngster.

It’s worth noting that big clubs still seem to rate Dembele highly, with Marca recently claiming that the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea were keen on him.The Red Devils would surely benefit from bringing the 24-year-old in following Anthony Martial’s departure, while Jesse Lingard will be out of contract in the summer and Jadon Sancho is also struggling for form.

It may be that Arsenal are now ahead of Man Utd in the running, however, with Aubameyang proving a useful factor in their favour.