42 goals, 13 assists – Arsenal signing this 23-year-old French star would be a terrific move indeed

Why Arsenal signing Moussa Dembele would be a great move

According to a report from L’Equipe (h/t The Sun), Arsenal are eyeing Olympique Lyon star Moussa Dembele as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old Dembele started out at the academy of US Cergy Clos, before moving to PSG where he spent eight years, before joining the Fulham youth setup in 2012. He made 64 first-team appearances for the Cottagers, scoring 19 goals, before joining Scottish giants Celtic in 2016.

That’s where the Frenchman burst into limelight, bagging 51 goals in 94 matches, winning a number of trophies along the way. This earned him a transfer to Lyon in 2018, where he has continued to thrive. So far, Dembele has 42 goals and 13 assists in 84 matches for the Ligue 1 giants.

Arsenal need to address their over-reliance on Aubameyang

While the defence should be a priority, Arteta and Arsenal would do well to strengthen the attacking side of things as well. Over the course of the season, they have been too over-reliant on captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Over 40% (17 of 40) of Arsenal’s Premier League goals have come from the Gabonese striker….