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SportMislintat hails Arsenal target Dembele as 'special player'

17:30  06 december  2018
17:30  06 december  2018 Source:

Aubameyang trying to convince Dembele into Arsenal move

Aubameyang trying to convince Dembele into Arsenal move Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will reportedly try to convince Ousmane Dembele to join the club. According to Spanish outlet Sport, as cited on Sky Sports, the Gabonese striker will do his all to try and convince his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate into joining him in London. The pair played together in the Bundesliga, where the now out-of-favour Barcelona man enjoyed some of the best form of his career. Dembele has been heavily linked with moves away from Barcelona amid concerns about his attitude off the pitch. With the winger failing to impress at the Nou Camp, both Arsenal and Liverpool have been touted as potential destinations. However, Barcelona have played down the chance of any deals happening in January, giving the player the rest of the season to win over his doubters at the club. Unai Emery is said to be interested in the prospect of signing the Frenchman, but it is yet to be seen if the club can match Barcelona’s asking price.

Sven Mislintat - one of Europe’s most respected player recruitment experts - is joining us from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. He is credited with creating the pipeline of young talent at Dortmund which has produced the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Ousmane

ARSENAL transfer chief Sven Mislintat has reportedly been in contact with Barcelona over a deal for Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele is a top target (Image: GETTY). Dembele is football’s fourth most-expensive signing of all time, behind Philippe Coutinho, Kylian

Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has hailed Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele as a ‘special talent’.

As reported by the Metro, Mislintat explained to Zeit just how highly he rates the Frenchman, amid suggestions he could be on the move in the near future.

It was Mislintat who played a key role in the deal to take Dembele from Rennes in Ligue 1 to the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

“I saw him, he had not even played for Stade Rennes in the first team. I bet he did not know which foot he used in certain situations because he just did not think about it. I felt this is a really special player.”

Mislintat hails Arsenal target Dembele as 'special player' © David Ramos/Getty Images Sport David Ramos/Getty Images Sport

Following a difficult spell at Barcelona, Dembele has been heavily linked with moves away from the Nou Camp.

Arsenal make new move for Ousmane Dembele

Arsenal make new move for Ousmane Dembele Arsenal have made a new move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele ahead of the January transfer window. According to Spanish outlet Sport ES, Arsenal have come in with another approach for the winger, having enquired in the summer. The report claims that Dembele could be tempted by a switch to England and has a number of friends in the Arsenal dressing room. Dembele played alongside and forged a superb playing relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Sport claim that Arsenal have asked Barcelona if there is the possibility of him leaving Catalonia in the next transfer window. Arsenal would be interested in a loan swoop for Dembele, with Liverpool having also been linked with Dembele earlier this year. The 21-year-old joined Barcelona from Dortmund in 2017 for a fee in the region of £96m, meaning that a permanent move to Arsenal is virtually off the cards.

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Some Arsenal fans get very excited as transfer target enjoys banter with AFC star. Dembele signed for the Catalan giants last summer for £135.5 million – as per BBC Sport – but endured mixed fortunes last season with the club, missing much of the year due to injury.

Arsenal and Liverpool were both touted as potential destinations for the player, but it remains to be seen if the Frenchman will be on the move in January.

Talk of a move away from the La Liga giants has slowed down after it was revealed that Barcelona are not interested in loaning him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Mislintat hails Arsenal target Dembele as 'special player' © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport PSV v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Group B

Arsenal told to meet eye-watering asking price for Dembele.
The Ousmane Dembele saga seems to be drawing towards a merciful conclusion, with the news that Arsenal must pay the Barca winger’s release clause should they want to sign him, according to Mundo Deportivo. And what is that release clause, I hear you ask? Just the £360 million, as it goes. I’ll give you a moment to grieve. The Gunners had been linked with a move for the 21-year-old in the summer, and the rumours had persisted throughout the autumn and into the winter. In the meantime, however, Dembele has made himself something of a star for Barcelona. With 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season, the World Cup winner has scored eight goals, and proven to be a devastating attacking component in a potent forward line. Having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, the Catalan outfit seem to not be done with their new acquisition just yet. It seems Arsenal will have to do make do without Ousmane Dembele.

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