Arsenal are waiting for an update on their enquiry over Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has claimed.
What’s the word?
The Gunners are eyeing up another attacker after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, and Diaby could have been a signing for the short and long term.
A recent update has stated that Arsenal look set to sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton, which may put an end to their January pursuit of the Frenchman, but they could still return for the 23-year-old in the summer window.
Should Arsenal sign Diaby?
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Sheth revealed that no answer had been given to Arsenal’s previous enquiry yet.
He said: “Arsenal are waiting for a response from Bayer Leverkusen over their enquiry for Moussa Diaby.”
A long-term goalscorer
If Diaby does join within the next two windows, he could provide cover across the attacking line, as well as inject goals into the Arsenal side.
Over the past year, Diaby ranks in the top 11% of wingers in Europe’s top competitions for non-penalty goals (as per FBref) and has scored six times in 15 Bundesliga matches this season.
He would be competing with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli and would raise the standard of depth in attack, as having even one of them on the bench would add serious firepower as a substitute.
He was once described as “incredibly dangerous” by striker Nils Petersen and could help Arsenal compete on multiple fronts as well as reduce their reliance on Saka and Martinelli, as both players have started every Premier League match this season.
Should he join, Arsenal would be set up for the next few years in attacking areas, with the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in the squad as well.
However, amid the Trossard reports, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal have already moved on to other targets for now.