Arsenal looking at making a move for Espanyol forward

Arsenal has been looking to add a new forward to their squad for some time now.

They had prioritised signing Dusan Vlahovic, but the Serbian appears uninterested and could join Juventus soon.

This has forced Arsenal to turn their attention to other attackers on their wishlist.

Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness claims they have reactivated their interest in Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas.

The Spaniard has been in good goal-scoring form and seems to have impressed Mikel Arteta.

The Arsenal boss is now hopeful of completing a move for him sooner than later.

He has a release clause of around 70m euros written into his current deal. The report maintains that paying that fee won’t be a problem for Arsenal.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Vlahovic was the ideal striker for us considering his form in front of goal, but we need to move on from him now.

However, is De Tomas good enough to score goals in the Premier League?

Arsenal has some underperforming attackers in their squad now and we should add only attackers who can deliver goals for us consistently.

12 goals in 21 league matches from de Tomas looks like a decent return. It would be interesting to see if that is enough to persuade Arsenal to sign him.

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9 Comments

      1. he was one of the rare Gazidis recruits, so Wenger iced him out until things went sideways and he was sold on for a fraction of his purchase price

  1. Raul De Tomas has been a consistent goalscoring forward most years. Raul is in his prime age for a footballer and will probably be able to strengthen Arsenal right now. It is an interesting player, who is definitely worth a consideration. Arsenal need an experienced forward, who knows the way to goal.

  2. Certainly been around the block a few times.
    Played for about 9 different teams.
    A journeyman 28 year old who looks like he is 45 🙂
    After paying 50m for Laca 60m for Auba and 72mill for Pepe we need to get the next big striker signing right. No panic buying in the last hour of the window. But looks like we are heading for a late addition. It’s traditional at Arsenal :).

  3. Please no, haven’t we learned any lessons from signing aging players on enormous fees with little to no resale value?

    Better to get a Cabral for now, and provide competition for next year. Then save this big spending for a target that better fits into this rebuild. David would be a good option, Isak, (though not at his release clause).

    A striker won’t solve the oal scoring woes, we need to fix the midfield issues first, and Bruno or Winjaldum would go a long way to fixing that. I don’t see how Arthur who has flopped at Juve can fix our woes. He isn’t a starter, hasn’t pushed them into top 4, but he is coming to a harder league in the PL and help push us into the top 4? I’m highly skeptical when he can’t achieve success in the easier Series A league.

  4. I don’t even know how to address this shoot for the stars, settle for a misshapen rock that your cousin’s best friend’s barber claimed was from the moon scenario without swearing profusely

    1. This gobbledegook makes zero grammatical sense! Why not use plain English instead, as all your complicated posts are difficult to understand?

      1. if you weren’t so busy trying to convince everyone that you’re some sort of grammatical guru, which is actually a farcical notion, you might have understood the analogy on offer

        please keep in mind, that this is an highly informal medium for conversing, which is why I don’t spend my days correcting your frequent word salads

        unlike the old aphorism “shoot for the stars, and I’ll settle for the moon”, which suggests that one might aim for a seemingly unattainable goal, but they’re willing to accept a slightly less incredible result so long as they’re honestly pursuing greatness, our club acts as if it’s pursuing the best available Striker, then all of a sudden rumours emerge about individuals who aren’t remotely comparable…sorry for trying to bring some levity to the mix on occasion…maybe next time I’ll just use a whole host of capitals and exclamation marks instead

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