Arsenal are forever being linked with attacking targets, and while the circus surrounding the future of Kylian Mbappe continues, we thought we’d look at the more realistic options.
Yes Mbappe would be an amazing capture, but him joining us unfortunately stems in dreamworld for me, and he will end up staying at Monaco, or joining Real Madrid. Even PSG would fail to land him this summer in my opinion.
One striker we could be in line to land is Alexandre Lacazette, who has scored on an amazingly consistent scale in recent seasons. The French striker bagged himself 28 league goals in 30 Ligue 1 outings this term, adding to his 63 goals in the previous three seasons combined. Lacazette has already confirmed that he is leaving his club, and a move to Atletico Madrid has been blocked by their transfer ban. We are believed to be willing to meet his asking price.
Another option could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund. PSG were previously believed to have been close to a deal, but are now seeking out other targets, and his asking price is said to have been named by the German giants. PEA has also notched up an amazing goal tally in recent years, but his style of play may not suit the Premier League, and may be why very few links to a Premier League move have been speculated.
Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku have both been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent years, but appear very close to joining Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, so we will leave them out of our current poll, but Andrea Belotti is another option.
The 23 year-old Italian enjoyed an amazing campaign with Torino, bagging 26 Serie A goals, and the manner in which he scored will excite any onlooker. He has shown a keen eye for goal, scoring with both feet or his head regularly, as well as linking up extremely well with his team-mates. His club currently claim to be holding out for his €100 Million release clause, but should the player ask to leave, they may have to change their plans.