According to Football Insider, Arsenal could make a last-ditch move for Moussa Diaby before the transfer deadline.
Arsenal were keen on bringing in a wide attacker earlier in the window and missed out on Raphinha, who joined Barcelona. The idea remains in Arteta’s mind, and the club could focus on bringing in a player of that profile before the summer transfer window shuts down. The Gunners concentrated on sales and showed the door to many players; the focus could shift towards incomings now.
Moussa Diaby is reportedly being considered for a move to the Emirates. The French international was impressive last season, netting 17 goals and providing 14 assists in 42 games across all competitions. Those are impressive numbers, and unsurprisingly, a few clubs have asked Bayer Leverkusen about the winger.
The Bundesliga giants have set a £60 million asking price, which has made clubs like Newcastle United end their pursuit of Diaby. The price tag may be a bit high for the 23-year-old, but that has not affected Arsenal’s interest in the winger.
That is not to say the Gunners will be ready with a £60 million offer, but they could put forward a reasonable deal to negotiate with Bayer Leverkusen. The Arsenal ownership has reportedly green-lit the pursuit, enabling Arteta and Edu Gaspar to open talks with the German side. Former striker Nicolas Anelka has urged the Gunners to seal the move.