Arsenal have been linked with Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have responded by claiming he would be a good fit at the Emirates Stadium.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are admirers of the 27-year-old powerhouse and he’s another midfield target alongside Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.
It is understood that Watford are preparing themselves for a battle to keep their top stars following their relegation from the Premier League to the Championship.
The report explains that Everton are eyeing the Frenchman and are prepared to reignite interest in him.
Doucoure has been a mainstay in the Watford team in recent years and was valued at £50million (Evening Standard) back in January 2019 when Paris Saint-German were interested in him.
He is a box-to-box central midfielder that offers a goalscoring threat with his late runs into the final third and he’s capable of driving his team up the pitch, as well as possessing a great work-rate defensively in front of the back four.
Despite not keeping his team in the top-flight, he played 39 games across all competitions last season for Watford and is Premier League quality.
Arsenal have lacked a physical presence through the spine of their team in recent years and the Watford man would help address that.
A selection of Gunners supporters on social media are over the moon with the latest transfer speculation and feel they could make a crucial midfield signing.
Here are some Arsenal fans discussing Doucoure:
Not bad at all. I rate Doucoure
— Gböla (@Gbollyjay) August 1, 2020
Seriously I want this guy ahead of Thomas Partey
— OYEDOTUN AYODEJI (@Hay_Why_O) August 1, 2020
This guy is quality, i rate highly rate him plus knw the league, lets do this it gunners!!!
— dw!77ah (@edwindwillahgov) August 1, 2020
He would be a good signing for many a club tbf. Cracking player!
— Dutts80 (@leedutton80) August 1, 2020
Tall, fast strong. What we need in midfield. Potential to be great.
— iJordyyyyy (@JMOGaming921) August 1, 2020
Always wanted this guy. I’m happy with that
— Nathi Nzima (@nathinzima) August 1, 2020
Actually Doucoure is really good and in my opinion better, then Partey.
— Adamecp (@Adamecp1) August 1, 2020
I like him…i hope it’s true
— Oluwamayowa..🤗 (@Mayor198) August 1, 2020