Arsenal and Man Utd set to battle it out for a Dutch striker

Brian Brobbey is one of the strikers that Arsenal is considering signing this summer as the Gunners look to strengthen their squad for next season.

Mikel Arteta’s side was one of the leading scorers in Europe last season, but they relied very little on their strikers.

There is a general belief that they will score more goals if their frontmen contribute more.

Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus are generally considered not good enough to score the goals that Arsenal needs, and the Gunners are likely to improve that position with new signings.

Brobbey is one of the players that Arsenal wants to sign, and The Sun reveals that they will compete with Manchester United for his signature.

The report states that the Premier League sides have been informed that he would cost around £30 million, and they are working on individual offers for him.

Ajax will be pleased that two top Premier League clubs are interested in him and might even ask for more money as the race heats up.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Brobbey is an exciting striker to watch, but it is hard to think he would significantly improve our goal return.

The striker has been in fine form over the last year, but the Premier League is much tougher than the Dutch top flight.


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    1. He is a beast, not just in youtube compilations. He can carry a defender on his back and still finds a way to pass the ball. Something we lack sorely in our forwards, all seem to fall to the ground at the slightest touch.

  1. I don’t think there is any truth in this. Coincidently, he once mentioned Arsenal and Man Utd as his favourite clubs he would one day like to play for. There is also no mentioning of interest in him from Dutch media, just quotes from English media, namely the Sun.

    As a Dutch fan, I’ve been following him for a long time. Although he does have potential, I wouldn’t understand why we would be interested in him. He has been struggling with fitness and injuries for a while now. For a long period of time he had difficulties finishing 90 mins. Not an upgrade imo at the moment

    1. Interesting insight Mr L.As a follower of the Dutch game what are your views on young Hato of Ajax who has impressed me on the few occasions I’ve seen him.I get the impression that we will not be buying another forward unless we can clear space from our subs bench by selling the likes of Nelson and, unfortunately ESR.

      1. He is obviously very talented, but making his debut so early on was probably not what was planned for him. At only 17, he had to captain the side because the current team is very poor and lacks leaders after they sold most leaders last year.

        Even though he is very talented, he still made a lot of errors and, logically, is far from the finished product. It’s not the ideal situation for him, as the team around him surely isn’t helping him, as a player of that age should be mentored by surrounding players which he has not at Ajax at the moment. I don’t think he would get into our current starting XI, but surely he is one to watch for the future.

        Not the biggest and strongest of CB’s, but he reminds me a bit of a left sided Timber and could end up at leftback

  2. Not the right option for Arsenal. His talent is still raw and he has been forcing things. Still immature for the one we need to move us forward. Zirkzee is even better than him.

    If Arsenal can’t buy Gyokeres, it’s better to get Guirassy. he is more mature and is really affordable. if it doesn’t work with him, it’s still possible to go back to the market next summer.

    1. Thanks MrL.Like you I think his best position could turn out to be LB.Perhaps significantly, despite his undoubted promise he was not included in the Netherlands squad for the Euros.His time will come.

  3. I like this Brobbey guy. He is twice as physical and way better holdup play than Nketiah, and unlike Jesus, he doesn’t go to the ground, at all, keeping the ball alive.

    And the Jesus point above is making me think there might be some substance to this rumor. Jesus does all the hard part but when it matters he goes to ground easily, often ruining the hardwork. Brobbey almost alwayd finds a passing outlet when surrounded by defenders in the box. That can be a huge game decider during second half corner kicks and box overloads.

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