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The Ousmane Dembele saga looks like one that could be a running theme throughout the summer.
Arsenal have long been linked with a move for the France international, who has struggled to really make his mark at Barcelona this season following his big money move last year.
Reports in Spain are now linking Liverpool with a move for the 20-year-old, should Real Madrid come knocking with a huge offer for Mo Salah at the end of the season.
Injuries have limited Dembele’s appearances at the Camp Nou since his arrival, although in recent weeks he has started to be a regular presence in Ernesto Valverde’s side as the Catalan giants close on the La Liga title.
He produced arguably his finest moment in a Barcelona shirt last month when he scored a superb goal as the the La Liga leaders saw off Chelsea with a 3-0 home win in the Champions League.
The goal and his performance had Arsenal fans very excited.
But that wasn’t the first thing to get Arsenal supporters excited about the prospect of Dembele arriving at the Emirates.
With Sven Mislintat having already helped bring in Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the thought of another Borussia Dortmund man arriving does not seem so far-fetched.
And so when Dembele himself spoke publicly about his desire to play with Aubameyang once again, excitement levels increased amongst the Emirates fanbase.
“Honestly, I had a beautiful relationship with Auba,” said Dembele. “Too bad it only lasted a year. For me, a guy coming from Évreux, meeting Aubameyang meant a lot.
“I was pretty good with him. It’s easy to play with a guy like that, he goes fast, he is always well placed.”
Those comments prompted a huge response from fans on social media.
Whether Arsenal could realistically afford Dembele in the summer remains to be seen, the same could be said about whether Barcelona would be open to selling after just a year at the Camp Nou.
But what is clear is that supporters at the Emirates will continue to get excited about the prospect of the France attacker joining the Mislintat revolution in north London.