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Arsenal plotting swoop to sign Donyell Malen this summer

By on March 7, 2024

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Borussia Dortmund star Donyell Malen this summer, as per the transfer insider Dean Jones.

After moving to Signal Iduna Park from PSV Eindhoven back in 2021, the 25-year-old hasn’t had a great time in the German top-flight. BVB were even ready to cash-in on him in January but no one made a concrete approach so a deal didn’t materialise before the deadline.

However, the Dutchman has been displaying promising performances in recent times, scoring six goals in the last six appearances in all competitions. So, it appears the forward’s recent resurgence has attracted the attention of Arsenal so they have expressed their intentions to purchase him this summer.

Writing on GiveMeSport, Jones has reported that Arsenal are willing to reinforce their frontline by signing a new attacker this summer and have earmarked Michael Olise, Pedro Neto and Nico Williams as serious targets.

However, the journalist claims that all of the Gunners’ primary targets are likely to cost big so they are lining up Malen as cheaper alternative options. Jones also states that Arsenal are set to watch the forward in action over the coming months before making a potential swoop this summer.

Malena to Arsenal

The journalist says Dortmund could be open to cashing-in on him and may accept a fee of around £26m so Arsenal could manage to acquire his service for an affordable price.

Arsenal currently have Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka as the first choice options to deploy on the flanks. Mikel Arteta has used Leandro Trossard as an option to support Martinelli but he has largely been used in midfield or the false nine position.

So, Arsenal lack options in their forward department after Martinelli and Saka. So, signing a new winger would be the right decision and Malena could be a shrewd signing, considering he can play on both flanks.

However, the Dortmund star hasn’t showcased his best at the highest level consistently enough to prove that he would be the right option to help Arsenal achieve their lofty ambitions if he joins the club. So, I think Arsenal would be better off exploring other options to strengthen their frontline.

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