Keown believes it's unlikely that Arsenal will sign Ousmane Dembele.



Martin Keown doesn't think Arsenal will sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona before the summer transfer window closes on Thursday.

Dembele who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Camp Nou is unlikely to become a Gunner.

‘I don’t know, maybe it’s good for the fans,’ the former Arsenal captain and England defender Martin Keown told Starsport. ‘I don’t see it happening. ‘It seems like it’s an absolute fortune for the player. It doesn’t look likely.

‘But maybe the Arsenal fans are hoping for that sort of marquee signing. I think that work was done last year with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang.’


On Aubameyang who signed for the north London side in January, Keown said: ‘Aubameyang is going to be a player that I think could really tear up the Premier League this season so we’ll have to wait and see how that happens.

‘It’s great because in a week’s time all the talking stops and we’ll see who’s the best.

‘I think Arsenal will be well prepared because the manager’s had longer to work with his players than everybody else who’s been back to pre-season training.

‘You look at the number of players that still aren’t back properly, Arsenal have had that advantage that the core of the players have been back now for four to five weeks.’

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