Two good: Gabriel Jesus scored twice and provided two assists in Arsenal's win over Leicester
Arsenal will need to fill in the huge void left by an injured Gabriel Jesus soon.


  • Barcelona seems ready to offload Memphis Depay
  • Arsenal could make a move for Depay
  • Manchester United is strongly linked to a reunion with Depay

Arsenal may have to make a move in the January transfer window to fill the void left by an injured Gabriel Jesus.

The 25-year-old underwent knee surgery recently and is expected to miss time.

One name that has cropped up as a potential alternative for Mikel Arteta is Memphis Depay of Barcelona.

Barca is allegedly open to dealing the 28-year-old forward at a bargain price as the Catalan Giants appear desperate to write him off their huge wage bill, according to a report from The Sun.

According to Spanish outlet Sport a couple of weeks ago, the Gunners are interested in signing Depay.

However, there are obstacles in play with other clubs reportedly also interested in securing the services of the Dutch footballer.

Among the teams interested in Depay include Tottenham, Chelsea, AS Roma and Manchester United.

Given he had an impressive run in the 2022 World Cup, the growing interest in Depay is hardly surprising.

But if the Gunners are serious about pursuing Depay, they need to act fast.

Sport revealed that AS Roma has already held talks with the Dutchman, but they are looking for a loan deal until the end of the season or via a free transfer.

Depay's contract expires next summer and it appears the best time for Barca to get something in return is to deal him next month.

It was added that the Catalans have set the price for Depay, reportedly £1.7 million ($2.08 million).

This is considered a bargain and the teams interested in him are likely to jump at the chance.

Currently at the top of the English Premier League table and five points clear of Manchester City, Arsenal will need to decide fast.

Their current run is seen as the best chance for them to possibly bag the Premier League title, but the injury to Jesus has put a serious dent in their aspirations.

Another team linked to Depay is Manchester United.

The Red Devils are reportedly keen on a reunion with the reliable striker.

It will be recalled that Depay signed a £31 million ($38.1 million) deal with Manchester United and played for the club from 2015 to 2017.

In a Red Devils uniform, he scored seven goals in 53 games, an effort that hardly met the expectations of top management.

Depay was eventually sold to Lyon in January 2017.

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Multiple teams are interested in acquiring Memphis Depay in the January transfer window per media outlets. ANP / MAURICE VAN STEEN