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Arteta Targets Dennis As Replacement For Aubameyang

Arteta Targets Dennis As Replacement For Aubameyang

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will look to sign Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis as replacement for Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

Aubameyang’s contract expires in 2021 and the Gabon international has been heavily linked with a move away from north London, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United all monitoring the situation.

The 30-year-old has scored 61 goals in 97 games since his arrival from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

According to the Daily Mail, the West London club has now identified Club Brugge striker Dennis as the ideal replacement for Aubameyang after being impressed with his displays for the newly crowned Belgian Pro League champions in the 2019/2020 season.

Dennis rose to prominence this season after scoring a brace in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu and hiting the back of the net once in the Europa League home clash against Manchester United.

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Overall, he scored nine goals in 33 games across all competitions for Brugge last season.

Arsenal however face competition from Sheffield United, Watford, Newcastle and Brighton for Dennis.

The 22-year-old admitted he is open to leaving Brugge for a new adventure.

“I like challenges. I’ve been here for three years. My focus right now is I have one more game this season – the Cup Final – which I want to win, that’s really important to me, “Dennis told Sky Sports News.

“After then, we’ll see what happens, you never know.”

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  • Chairmanfemi 1 year ago

    Now that CSN has reported this, I think am beginning to believe the Arsenal link with Dennis and am happy about it.

    What we need to know now is Can he(Dennis) play for Arsenal if the deals falls through? So it won’t be another Henry Onyekuru case with Everton. His Dennis eligible to play in the Premier League yet?

  • I don’t think so
    I don’t think he’s qualified yet for work permit
    It depends on
    (1). The amount of money he’s bought with(if it exceed £20m)
    (2). Have played 75% of his national team matches in the past two years.
    (3). Played in Europe top five leagues the last season
    Dennis is currently valued at £22m if the deal go through he’ll be eligible to play in the Premier League

    • Ekpe 1 year ago

      It 22m he is eligible to play in europe …. the bench mark is 15pounds

  • Dennis is a fine player

  • Gideon S 1 year ago

    I will love to see him at Dortmund, his style of play will fit in..
    Arsenal is not a bad idea too..

    His skills and confidence is what I love most..
    wish him the best..