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Arsenal facing competition for £62m-rated winger with 19 goal contributions

Arsenal are set to battle it out for a highly-rated forward in the upcoming transfer window.

The player in question is Moussa Diaby of Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal have been linked for some time and it is easy to see why. The Frenchman is lightning quick and has already chipped in with 19 goals contributions for the German outfit so far this season.

However, the Gunners are seemingly facing competition for Diaby from a newly-minted Newcastle and Jonathan Johnson believes the Magpies could be a good fit for the winger:

“There’s no doubt about it – he’s a much better player than he was when he left PSG, much more developed, and it doesn’t surprise me to see clubs like Arsenal and Newcastle linked with him,” Johnson said.

“He’s more than just a very speedy player, he’s got a lot of versatility on that left-hand side, and I personally think he’s most well suited to playing in a more attacking role, but he’s also done well as a wing-back.

“He’s arriving at a point in his career now where he needs to make the next step, and perhaps a Newcastle-like project would be a good fit for him in terms of where he’s at right now. But I do think there’ll be a number of clubs across Europe looking at him in the next few months, and a return to Ligue 1 has certainly been raised in the last few months.”

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