Arsenal thrashed Norwich City 4-0 yesterday and they will hope to finish the season with a flourish. Mikel Arteta will hope to use the last few games of the campaign to show potential signings he is capable of reviving the club’s fortunes.
The Gunners endured a sticky start to the return of action. They were beaten by Manchester City and Brighton but wins over Southampton, Sheffield United and the Canaries have them looking up again.
One man who is reportedly in Arteta’s sights is Lyon forward Memphis Depay. The ex-Manchester United man has spent time reviving his career in France and Le 10 Sport feel he may well leave his current club in the summer.
Arsenal fans remain sceptical though. It seems as though each year the club are linked with top players, but more often than not the deals fall through.
Depay could be an interesting one though as his contract is up at Lyon in the summer of 2021 so a bargain price might be agreed.
The 26-year-old’s pace and direct style might be brilliant in Arteta’s new-look style of play and Gunners fans seem happy with the link.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Arsenal faithful regarding reports that the £78k-a-week Depay could check-in during the summer.
Not gunna lie, I like the idea of having Memphis depay.
— All Good Gunner (@allgoodgunner) July 1, 2020
Depay is needed he would fit into arsenal so nicely
— Mr..Shhh (@SHHH_Be_quite) July 1, 2020
That's 6/8 goals between them then. Should be top by Xmas?
— J. D (@jamiemd31) July 1, 2020
For 18m we have a good bargain in Depay playing LW for the team,
If Auba was to leave, he would cover the left wing, if Laca was to leave he would still cover left while Auba goes central
Brilliant in my opinion
— Chijioke – Awwal (@Siege_0) July 1, 2020
I think he is more rounded and evolved to be better than his United days, risk is worth it
— William Rayce ?? (@WillyLanister) July 1, 2020
Memphis Depay has premier league experience. He’s matured from his days at Man United and if he costs only £20m, and Arteta feels he’s a perfect fit. Arsenal should go grab their man.
— E (@iamOkon) July 1, 2020
Memphis Depay's injury record & ACL he had is my only slight reservation when it comes to Arsenal potentially signing him.
But I'm more confident when I think about how Bruno Mazziotti is going to be our new Physio. He'll whip him back into top tier physical condition ?#afc
— HQ. ⚽ (@Halfspace_Queen) July 1, 2020