Strike-target admits ‘Anything can happen’ amidst Arsenal interest

Victor Osimhen insists that he is aware that teams in England and Spain hold an interest in his signature, with Arsenal rumoured to be amongst those keen on his signature.

The Gunners are yet to find a replacement for either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who departed in the winter, or Alexandre Lacazette who is set to leave the club at the end of his contract at the end of the month.

While we are claimed to have made our priority signing Gabriel Jesus, it still remains to be seen as to whether we can get that deal over the line, and while Italian media has claimed that we have failed with an initial bid of £51 Million for the Nigerian international, the player himself has admitted that he is well aware of the interest in his himself.

“I know there are many people that would like me in Spain or England, but I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it now that I’m with the national team.

“I always go out on the pitch to do my best both with the national team and with my club.

“I don’t know my future, I know anything can happen, but now I just want to go on holiday with my family, clear my head and recharge my batteries.

“Then we’ll take care of everything else.”

It certainly sounds as if we are testing the waters for more than one striker despite much of the speculation claiming that we have our number one target in Jesus. I’d personally be happier if we was to sign Osimhen over Jesus, although in an ideal world we would bring in both. I’d love to see a player with PL experience brought in, as well as an out-and-out striker, which would mean we have ample options to lead the line. Jesus could also play as the second-striker or on the wings if we wanted to play both, and I think they could well build a strong working relationship.

Could Arsenal invest in bringing in two big names up front?

Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. stop the presses, I think you and I are actually on the same page, in that I would rather have Oshimen than Jesus, but acquiring both would be quite a statement of intent…of course, I very much doubt this will occur, but the thought of getting someone with some size and pace up top and having the tactical/positional versatility of Jesus is an incredibly appealing prospect…that said, I’m not a big fan of just getting Jesus, as even though I think he’s a talented player, he doesn’t move the needle enough, on his own, to get this little experiment firing on all cylinders

  2. Arsenal need a player more in the mould of Osimhen, Ivan Toney or Dominic Calvert Lewin.

    It’s as simple as that.

  3. I really wish we get both, that would be a serious statement indeed. This could happen if we stop the persuade of a LB or CB, I don’t think we are so much in need of defensive players with Saliba returning and Taveres being available. We are so much naked offensively that we need two strikers and attacking/creative midfielder who will at least provide 15+ assists. Martin alone is not enough in my view. So let’s get Osimhen/Jesus or Scamacca/Jesus.

  4. I’m thinking Jesus is nailed on… I’m also thinking there may be something in it especially if we selling Pepe.. ya run Jesus out wide and osimhen through middle with nketiah as backup. We then have saka protected with cover we have 3 forwards. Whether we can go to price they want is another matter. There’s a lot of very good players going at very reasonable prices due to contracts and window getting shorter. The forwards we want are good their clubs don’t want to sell. Tielemans is very reasonably priced also. If we have 150m we can make those signings. I think we have nearer 120 myself but I think we are going to see unexpected sales such as Tavares for 20m.. we might also see xhaka go for another 20m Pepe 20m AMN 20m Leno 10m torreira 10m etc easy 100m+ we can make in sales. I think our position is much stronger than people actually realise. We could reasonably end up with a 250m spend when you consider everything if we plough all back in…

  5. Offer Napoli what they paid for Osimhen and take it from there

    The get Jesus and onana

    And throw in Berge for good measure

  6. Arsenal is linked with almost every player but not really being serious with those that could make a difference.
    Why do they get linked with players like Nku Nku, Sergev, Gnabry, Diaby etc when they aren’t pushing to get them?

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