The winger has struggled to find his feet at Barcelona
Arsenal are expected to overhaul their squad this summer after an underwhelming campaign this season, finishing 6th in the Premier League and will miss the Champions League next season.
Unai Emery have been appointed as the new manager of the Gunners and likely to be very busy in the summer transfer window in order to strengthen the squad for next season. The manager has made returning to Champions League his priority and will be looking to add reinforcements in key areas.
Emery wants to make Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele his first signing, reports Don Balon.
Dembele joined the La Liga giants from Borussia Dortmund for a deal worth £135.5 million. His outstanding displays in Germany caught the attention of the club and led them to pay such a hefty amount.
But the 21 year old struggled with injuries since the move and after regaining fitness he has failed to make an impact for the club. He has just managed to make 23 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals and assisting 6.
Barca are willing to to sell the France International this summer if a tempting offer is tabled as they are looking to free up space and raise funds for the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann this summer, who has been heavily linked with a move to them in recent months.
Arsenal are very keen to sign the winger but the club reportedly have a budget of £50 million to spend this summer. The La Liga Champions would ask for more money in order to get back the money they invested.
Premier League giants are interested in a loan deal with an option to buy Dembele on a permanent basis on a later date.
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