Date: 11th April 2012 at 4:20pm
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Former Arsenal midfielder believes Fulham’s Clint Dempsey would be a great signing for the Gunners, but only if could find a suitable role for him in his side.

The 29-year-old American has been in sensational form for the southwest London outfit this season, netting 22 goals in all competitions for Martin Jol’s side. His latest goal came on Monday night against as he headed home the equaliser, earning the home side a point.

Due to his form and performances for Fulham this season, the attacking midfielder has been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage, with Arsenal reportedly being one of many teams interested in the former New England Revolution star.

And Robson believes Dempsey could offer something to Arsenal, should the north London club make a move for the USA international this summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the former Gunner said:

‘Clint Dempsey is an excellent player.

‘We have seen him score goals, whether it be from a wide position, whether it be from a centre-forward position, or whether it be from a withdrawn centre-forward position.

‘He can score with his head, he can score with shots from outside the box, or from making runs into the box.

‘If Arsenal could get him, he would be a great addition to the squad. He is more consistent than say Theo Walcott, though he hasn’t got the same pace as [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, or Gervinho.’

Personally, as much as I think Dempsey has had a great season, I don’t necessarily think we need him. We have an abundance of talent in midfield already at our disposal and I struggle to see where he would fit into the side.

Good player, but is he of Arsenal standard? I’ll let you guys decide.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what transpires, but I reckon nothing will come of this rumour.

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