Arsenal eyeing Sporting duo to bolster Arteta’s squad


Arsenal are contemplating a summer swoop for Sporting’s rising star Ousmane Diomande, catching the attention of scouts during a visit to assess Victor Gyokeres’ performance on the field.

Gyokeres, a key target for the Gunners in the upcoming transfer window, has dazzled with his striking prowess, amassing an impressive 36 goals in 39 matches across various competitions since his £17 million acquisition from Coventry City.

The Swedish sensation showcased his talent in a recent 6-1 demolition of Benfica, notching a hat-trick while Arsenal’s scouts closely observed.

However, it wasn’t just Gyokeres who impressed; reports from The Sun indicate that 20-year-old defender Diomande also left a lasting impression, earning praise from Arsenal’s representatives.

Diomande, highly coveted by Chelsea as well, is valued at approximately £50 million, a staggering increase from his initial £6.5 million signing fee when he joined Sporting last January.

As Arsenal weigh their options for summer reinforcements, manager Mikel Arteta is keen on bolstering both defense and attack.

However, securing the talents of Gyokeres and Diomande would come at a significant cost, with Sporting reportedly setting a combined price tag of £100 million, including a £43 million valuation for Gyokeres alone.

The Gunners may need to strategize carefully to fund such acquisitions, potentially requiring player sales or other financial maneuvers to make the ambitious double signing a reality.