Ousmane Dembele to Man Utd could inadvertently force Houssem Aouar to Arsenal

Manchester United’s potential move for Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele could work in Arsenal’s favour.

United have made just one signing this summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to reinforce in the final days of the window.

The transfer deadline is Monday with the Red Devils scrambling to get deals done before then.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also keen to strengthen and has been linked with a move for Lyon creative midfielder Houssem Aouar.

AS claim that Barca are ready to sell Dembele for €50-60m while Nou Camp boss Ronald Koeman is keen on Lyon winger Memphis Depay.

And it’s not unreasonable to think that a move for Depay is more likely should Dembele leave the La Liga giants and head to Old Trafford.

That may work in Arsenal’s favour as Lyon may not be as desperate for a big fee for Aouar should they receive cash for Depay.

Though Arteta was tight-lipped when asked about how far along a deal for Aouar has come with Arsenal having had at least one bid rejected.

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The Spaniard said: “We don't have any news on new players and either with players that might leave the football club.

“It's a week to go, I think it's going to be really busy for other clubs because not much business has been done. Let's see what happens.

“I think it's going to be really busy for the Premier League. I don't know for us how it's going to happen.”

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright is eager to see the Gunners sign Aouar, saying: “[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner.

“From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon.

“He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.”

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