Arsenal recruitment chief Sven Mislintat has described Barcelona forward Ousmane Demb
The Catalans paid over £100m to bring in Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund last August but may be prepared to cut their losses if a big enough offer comes along, if reports are to be believed.
“When I saw him, he had not even played for Stade Rennes in the first team,” he told Zeit. “I bet he did not know which foot he used in certain situations because he just did not think about it.
“I felt this is a really special player.”
Although Mislintat was still director of football at Dortmund when
He added: “The change was made by the signatures of the club officials, not by a strike.
“As a club, we must channel the strengths and weaknesses of our players and stop complaining.
“Ousmane did not come to training – right. But this ability to develop strategies to exploit every gap was worth gold on the field.
“Ousmane decided to play games for us and was significantly responsible for the 2017 cup victory."
Despite his problems off the field,