Depending on what happens with the current players in the Arsenal squad, with a lot of transfer rumours linking Gunners like Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott with summer moves away from north London, most Arsenal fans are expecting at least one forward to be on the transfer list of Arsene Wenger.
If we lose any of the current crop, though, it could well be more than one but I do not expect the Nigerian star Henry Onyekuru to be one of them, even though media sources like Metro are naming Arsenal as one of the clubs interested in him along with English Premier League rivals West Ham and Newcastle.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not putting the lad down because his achievement this season of being the top scorer in the Belgian first division with 20 goals in 36 games is impressive, especially at 20-years old and playing for a club, Eupen, who only finished in 13th place.
But that would also mean that a move to the EPL and Arsenal would be a big step up and with the young forward reluctant to go anywhere he is likely to be on the bench a lot, I cannot see the Gunners being his next destination.
Onyekuru said, ‘The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time.
‘I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play.
‘My agents are in talks with top clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, French league and others. If they accept our terms, then I’ll make a decision.
‘It’s not just about going to a big club and sitting on the bench. It’s not good for me, or being loaned to a club where I won’t play or where I will struggle to play.
‘The money can come later but for now, I just want to play to improve, not just to play for a big club.’
Fair play to the lad, but which striker or strikers do you think Arsenal will sign?