France international winger Ousmane Dembele is reportedly unhappy at Camp Nou due to the acquisition of Malcom from Marseille.
The Frenchman has failed to make a statement with the Spanish giants since he joined the club last summer and he is furious with the treatment he received from the Blaugrana this summer.
As result of his unhappy status, he is set to leave the club latest Thursday as reports claimed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is willing to offer an outrageous £89m offer for his signature.
Emery has been targeting the youngster for more than three weeks but has failed to lure him to the Emirates Stadium.
With a day tithe close of the transfer period, the former PSG manager is hoping to convince Barcelona to release the Frenchman for a huge sum of money.
It is yet to be seen if the Gunners hierarchy would want to support the manager’s big-money move for the world cup winner, considering the fact that they got five players for just £70m last month.
Should Dembele join the Gunners, he will become the third player to have featured for Borussia Dortmund in Emery’s team.
It should be recalled that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined the North London club from the Bundesliga side last winter while Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who once featured for the Westfalenstadion outfits, also moved to the Emirates Stadium from Old Trafford in January.
How Arsenal defeat Vorskla even as Emery’s target score twice in Sevilla’s victory
This season’s UEFA Europa League commenced last night with some eye high-profile fixtures.
Arsenal win with huge goal-margin
Arsenal were at home to their Ukrainian opponents Vorskla Poltava and Unai Emery’s men began their Europa League campaign on winning note.
The Gunners were in possession of the ball for a larger portion of the first period but they were unable to convert their chances.
However, the home side eventually break the deadlock via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal after a great square-pass from Alex Iwobi, who had an electrifying performance throughout the encounter.
Aubameyang doubled the Gunners lead in the second half of the game before substitutes Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil scored each to bring the game behind Vorskla’s reach.
The Ukrainian side scored two quick goals but it was too late to get a miraculous comeback as the game ended 4-2 in favour of the home side.
Elsewhere, Arsenal target Ever Banega scored twice to help his side Sevilla to a comfortable 5-1 win over Belgian side Standard Liege.
Sevilla, who won the competition for three consecutive seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2016, were impressive from the start of the encounter through to the end.
Wissam Ben Yedder also scored a brace to ensure that the Sevilla side recorded a winning start to their Europa League campaign.
Did you miss Arsenal’s clash against Vorskla? don’t worry here’s how they perform
Arsenal defeated Vorskla last night to record their first win of the competition. In case you missed the interesting encounter, here is our rating of each player’s performances throughout the encounter
The goalie replace Petr Cech in goal and was wonderful with the ball at his feet. He’s a great distributor of the ball but he was unable to keep a clean sheet as he conceded two goals. 6/10
The former Juventus right-back was mobile during the night. He joined the attack, not forgetting his defensive duties.
He puts in a decent performance last night 7/10
The young player executed Emery’s play-from-the-back approach quite well but he needs to improve more on his defensive abilities. He gave opponents some space to attack at the course of the game 6/10
He wasn’t troubled by much as Gunners dominate play from start to finish. However, he made some brilliant interceptions to prevent their opponents from scoring. 7/10
Monreal was awesome at the back. He also made some dashing run towards Vorskla’s area during the game. His overall performance was good but not perfect 6/10
His first start in Arsenal shirt, the Uruguayan prove his quality once again as he continue to lay claim for a permanent place in Unai Emery’s starting XI. 7/10
As usual, the Egyptian was lively while attacking but looked sluggish while defending. He needs to improve on his overall display else, he remains a fringe player at the Emirates Stadium. 6/10
Best player on the pitch for the Gunners. He crowned his perfect display with an assist before being replaced by Emery Unai. 9/10
He was wonderful at the flank as he provide more spark to the attacking frontline. 8/10
Though he scored a goal, the England international need to do more in subsequent matches to cement a place in the team 6/10
The Gabonese prove his prowess in front of goal as he grabbed two goals to help the team to victory. 9/10
Others include Ozil (7/10), Smith-Rowe (6/10), Guendouzi (7/10)
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Chelsea’s Willian claimed that he never thought of leaving the London club despite interest from United and top elites in Europe.
Mauricio Pochettino is poised to sign the 23-year-old striker, Keita Balde who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from AS Monaco.
Romelu Lukaku is assisting 20-year-old Marcus Rashford in extra coaching session while he was seen running attacking recitation after the normal training session.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are now in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona Target Lucas Paqueta who is believed to have a buy out clause of around £44 million.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. It was reported that Southampton’s attempt to lure him to St Mary’s proved abortive.
Five times World footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo says his 8-year-old son Ronaldo Junior may not be as good as he his after claiming that it will be “difficult” for him to be better than him.
Liverpool defender and World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren denies claim that would see him spend five years in jail. He was charged with perjury in Croatia.
Gary Cahill could join Tammy Abraham in January following interest from Aston Villa. The 32-year-old player’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard is poised that Chelsea’s 19-year-old midfielder Mason Mount will be a potential England player under Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.
Tottenham has hit back that their new Stadium will be ready in the early period of 2019.
Liverpool’s goal poacher Saido Mane convinced Roberto Firmino to play against Paris Saint-Germain despite having an eye problem.
32-year-old midfield maestro said he was “banned” from putting on red colour because his dad who supports Leads United hated Manchester United.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech says his contract is due to expire this year at Arsenal while he likewise has a task to fight for the first-team position against German shot-stopper Bernd Leno.
Boca Junior winger Cristian Pavon is set to be Arsenal’s new head of football’s signing next summer as Raul Sanllehi his keen on bringing the 22-year-old to England.
Why Arsenal must complete move for 44m-rated star in January
Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly far from reaching an agreement with Raheem Sterling over a new contract, that’s according to the Guardian.
The England international joined the Etihad outfits from Liverpool for £44m in 2015 and he will see out the contract by the end of this season.
Though Guardiola has charged his employers to ensure the 23-year-old renew his contract, the club’s hierarchy are yet to convince the player into extending his deal with the team.
Arsenal must explore the contract saga between both parties to capture the player’s signature by launching a mouthwatering bid for the winger.
Since they parted ways with Alexis Sanchez — who joined Manchester United in the previous winter market, Arsenal are yet to find the perfect man to replace the Chilean at the right wing position.
Since Guardiola took charge of Manchester City, Sterling has improved tremendously and his end product is far better and impressive than his time at Anfield Stadium.
Though Unai Emery has a huge number of centre-forwards in the team, that can’t be said of a winger with great pace, direct run, fast decision-making ability, among others.
All of these traits plus goalscoring ability are all embedded in the 23-year-old winger and that makes him the best player to partner Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the right side of attack.
His inclusion to the Gunners setup would surely make the Gunners frontline more deadly than ever.
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