53 million winger Moussa Diaby too tempting to turn down

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Arsenal sporting director Edu Gasper may overcrowd 1 area of the pitch for Mikel Arteta if Moussa Diaby opportunity proves too tempting to turn down. Arsenal need a left footed winger. They are the perfect fit for him. But Arsenal have many wingers in their team now. They need to sell players inorder to accomodate Diaby.

Moussa Diaby available for cheap this summer

They are set to reignite their interest for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby this summer. Arsenal’s sporting director Edu is still ‘in contact’ with them. Despite the German side’s resistance in recent transfer windows, the situation has now flipped on its head as interest from various top sides is finally set to force the club’s hand at the end of the season.

Leo Trossard who costed €27 million was given to Mikel Arteta in the January window. The Belgian has made a huge impression since signing. He has been providing assists and goals for fun.

Diaby has now reached double figures across all competitions for the last 3 seasons. With 13 goals this campaign, he is on course to finish with another excellent total. He continues to feature regularly for the France national team.

Diaby and his chances of staying

He is a wide threat with pace and a low centre of gravity. Diaby and his Bayer Leverkusen team-mates have enjoyed a turnaround under the management Xabi Alonso this term. Arteta and Xabi Alonso are close mates which would help the deal get through as well.

Leverkusen enjoyed a stellar 2021/22 season which prompted many of their star players. They had garnered interest across Europe, staying in order to see where the club could go in the following campaign. However, their fortunes seemed to have changed dramatically with the German club knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages and sitting below the top 4 in the Bundesliga.

Poor form and a possible financial issue, with Leverkusen likely to receive far less in the way of monetary reward for domestic success, could see them change their stance in Diaby. If Bayer Leverkusen fail to get Champions League football then Diaby could be on his way out for sure.

The Gunners have opted for a pro-youth policy for a fair chunk of Mikel Arteta’s reign as manager and the club has reaped the rewards of their faith in young players so far this season. Diaby definitely fits a similar kind of profile to a number of Arsenal’s recent signings given the Frenchman is just 23 years of age.

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