Arsenal plotting MAJOR transfer as they send scouts to watch AFCON wonderkid: report

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on January 07, 2024 in London, England. Arsenal wear an all-white kit at home, for the first time in the club's history, in support of the 'No More Red' campaign against knife crime and youth violence. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
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Arsenal have reportedly sent scouts to the Africa Cup of Nations to watch Sporting Lisbon defensive prodigy Ousmane Diomande in action for the Ivory Coast.

The Gunners have been linked with Diomande for some time already, but it appears that they are intensifying their pursuit of the 20-year-old centre-back.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...