Arsenal misses out on signing Ligue 1 target after transfer completed

Arsenal has missed out on the signing of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen as he has completed his transfer to Napoli.

The 21-year-old had been a target of Arsenal for some time and they had been looking to make him the possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should the Gabonese striker leave.

Napoli and other teams like Tottenham were also linked with a move for the striker and he has now completed his move to the Italian side, as confirmed via the Napoli Twitter account.

He scored 13 league goals in 27 games for Lille in the curtailed French top-flight season.

He had only been at the French side for just a season after joining them last summer.

His showing for them attracted the attention of the Gunners and Napoli, but Mikel Arteta’s side will now turn their attention to other targets as he is now off the market.

Arsenal is keen to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang even though he has entered the final year of his current deal with them.

Arteta has continually remained positive about the club’s chances of keeping hold of the striker and he will hope that they can win the FA Cup on Saturday so that it will be easy for them to convince him to sign a new deal.
 

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7 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    “Arsenal has missed out on the signing of…….”
    I have a funny feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of this over the next 10 weeks!

    1. Sue says:

      We’re demanding at least 8m for Balogun?!

      1. AY75 says:

        Sheesh!….. why don’t we just extend his contract and loan him out, the guy seems to have loads of potential…. those that make the decisions at our club 🤦🏾‍♂️

        1. Sue says:

          We’re going to regret this!!

        2. Dan kit says:

          He does not want to sign a new contract and is happy to see out his last year ..
          Source sky .

    2. Geoff says:

      IT’s not so bad Sue. We’d have lost him for at least 6 weeks or returning with injury from the African Cup each year !

      1. Sue says:

        😄 As long as we don’t ever see Partey’s name at the end of that sentence, Geoff!!

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