Arsenal fans want to sign Abdoulaye Doucoure after controversial Paul Merson statement

Paul Merson has had his controversial say on who he feels is a better midfielder out of Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira – the pundit opted for the former, to the disgust of many – and it got Gunners fans dreaming of a partnership of the two.

Doucoure has been immense for the Hornets this season and has garnered interest from the likes of PSG, who have tabled a £50m bid for the Frenchman, per The Evening Standard, while Torreira has brought some much-needed bite to the Arsenal midfield.

Both are similar in their characteristics – hard-working, tenacious enforcers who love a beefy challenge – Doucoure might be of a much bigger stature, but the diminutive Uruguayan has proved this season that size doesn’t matter, as he wins the hearts of the Emirates Stadium faithful.

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The former Sampdoria man usually partners the energetic Matteo Guendouzi or the technical Granit Xhaka at the base of Unai Emery’s midfield, but both have their flaws – the former is often reckless in and out of possession, while the latter turns like a truck and rarely goes a match without being booked.

While the prospect of Doucoure lining up alongside Torreira might be a mouthwatering one, considering the way Arsenal have conducted their transfer business this month, it doesn’t seem likely that they would shell out upwards of £50m to give the Gunners fans their dream pairing.

Here’s what the fans had to say on Twitter…