Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving the club this summer with rumours of a move to Barcelona refusing to go away, and Arsenal fans are hoping that a potential move to the Camp Nou can help them sign Ousmane Dembele.
. @AntoGriezmann has informed the club that he will not continue at Atlético de Madrid next season.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 14, 2019
According to The Guardian, the 2018 World Cup winner is in line for a £108m move to the La Liga champions, which would certainly boost the Spanish giants’ attacking options.
The transfer would leave them with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Malcom Griezmann and Dembele on their books, and the latter may well be one of those that suffers when it comes to first-team minutes.
The 22-year-old has made 42 appearances in all competitions for Barca this term, scoring 14 goals and providing a further nine assists, and would provide some much-needed competition in wide areas at the Emirates Stadium.
As some supporters that have spoken about the Frenchman below acknowledge, Champions League football may be required to convince him to move to north London – something that can only happen if Unai Emery leads his side to Europa League glory.
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Nevertheless, fans are hopeful that Griezmann to Barcelona would boost their hopes of getting Dembele, with one saying “Arsenal should sign him”, and another saying “welcome to Arsenal FC”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Griezmann really leaving this time.. @Arsenal can we loan Dembele pls. Or Malcolm or a youth player. Lol
— Your JERSEY Plug (@MrAsimolowo) May 14, 2019
Dembele to #Arsenal confirmed
— Sebastian (@Despo_Hockey) May 14, 2019
Coutinho maybe leaving? With him Griezmann, Messi and Suarez plus dembele won’t work? At least one has to make way? Dembele at Arsenal?
— S Wimbledon Gossip (@riomegan) May 14, 2019
This makes Coutinho/Malcom and even Dembele surplus to requirements. I reckon a return to LFC would be a great deal for Coutinho and the club.
Arsenal should be all over Malcom/Dembele but this all depends on if we get the CL
— مُحمّد (@Mahalildn1) May 14, 2019
So Griezmann to Barca then.
Dembele to Arsenal?
— Austrian Gooner (@Gooner_Austria) May 14, 2019
Countino to utd
Malcom to Spurs probably 😤
Dembele to Arsenal (dreaming 😂) https://t.co/tz0WI0dby1
— 👨🏼🦲👌🏼 (@BALDOZIL) May 14, 2019
If Griezmann goes Barca, Arsenal might aswell try scoop Dembele 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/1GwUuuocix
— Dom (@DomEkwalla) May 14, 2019
— Valor_Omega (@valor_omega) May 14, 2019
— Jonny (@jonnyafc12) May 14, 2019
Dembele. Wellcome to arsenal fc
— נועם אזולאי (@noamazulay24) May 14, 2019
If Griezman is joining Barcelona does that mean Arsenal can finally get Dembele?
— Denizo🇰🇪 (@Denking15) May 14, 2019
Messi’s successor at Barcelona, Dembele to Arsenal 🙏🏼 https://t.co/kJDTaU7aHY
— 🏴meader🏴 (@harrywm_) May 14, 2019
— Sam (@_Sam4AU) May 14, 2019
If Barca signs Griezman that means Limited playing time for Dembele! Arsenal should sign him!
— Denzin 🇰🇪 (@Denzinoh) May 15, 2019