Arsenal preparing a £12 Million swoop for 22-year-old striker

Arsenal will be needing a replacement for Danny Welbeck and possibly even Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang and it would be nice if they target a proven hitman with a prolific scoring record wouldn’t it?

Nah, that was never going to happen, instead, they are reported to be preparing a £12 Million bid for Hull City hitman Jarrod Bowen.

You may ask who? Don’t worry, you are not alone.

Apparently, Arsenal have been watching him since January and in all fairness, he did the back of net 22 times last season and he is still young.

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But even so, he is a Championship player and you have to wonder what the likes of Eddie Nketiah are thinking right now.

In fact, we do as Nketiah has been speaking about what he can do for Arsenal

“I’m going to go back to Arsenal and see where I stand,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I’ve prepared well to go back into pre-season but I need to see what plans the manager has for me and we’ll take it from there. At the moment I am returning back to Arsenal and will give it my all.

“[Lacazette and Aubameyang] are good players but there are a lot of good players in every position at Arsenal.

“You have to believe in yourself and believe that you are good enough to play. I think I am good enough to play for this club.”

Well, you can only imagine what thoughts will be flowing through his mind when he reads that Arsenal has been monitoring Bowen since the start of the year and are now preparing a bid for him.

And even if this particular piece of gossip is false it is telling that Nketiah has no idea what the clubs plans are for him. Arsenal man-management skills are simply awesome are they not?

The fact that no other major club is going in for Bowen and that he is a relative unknown is rather telling and I have to be brutally honest and say I am not at all excited by this one.

We have talented youngsters and yet we are targeting a move for a Hull City player from the Championship.

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Updated: July 2, 2019 — 9:12 am

17 Comments

  1. Add 18 M to that 12 M and we might be able to get Hudson-Odoi. Bayern offered 22.5 M to Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi and it was rejected

    But I believe we could tempt Chelsea with 30 M, because his contract will expire next year

    He is young right-footed LW and could help us with the English quota, so he would be a better choice than Zaha

    1. Odoi scored 5 goals compared to Zaha’s 13 last season!

      However, If Palace are holding out for £80m then I would go fro Odoi at £22m for sure!!

      1. Zaha is more proven than Hudson-Odoi and he is rarely injured, unlike Ousmane Dembele

        But Zaha will be 27 years old in this year, whereas Hudson-Odoi is much younger. Therefore Hudson-Odoi could have bigger resale value, if he can prove he is better than Zaha

        Hudson-Odoi could be worse and could be plagued by injuries like Dembele though, so buying him will be a bigger gamble. However, Arsenal should take the chance, because he is still young and can be trained

        1. What makes you think Odio is better than our Nelson and Saka. We need players for our first team, our youths can be use as backup with some fringe signings like this Hull City guy.

          1. Hudson-Odoi beat Bellerin multiple times in a pre-season match with his pace and tricks

            Bayern Munich are also after this guy, as an option if they cannot get Ousmane Dembele. They must have seen something special in him, as what they saw in Gnabry

  2. Nice to see saka in the vid aswell skinning everyone alive hope to see em both tearing it up with us this season

    1. That’s my hope too Solly G. Him on the LW and Nelson on the right is well worth a try. Who’s to say they won’t be as good, or even better, than H-Odoi etc.

  3. Auba won’t be sold but Laca might be……

    1. Bad business

  4. Zaha
    Premier League: Games 177 Goals 32
    Championship: Games 126 Goals 13
    I say bid 5 million take it or leave it.

  5. Arsenal will not pay 50 mill with out selling
    either Auba or Lacazette probably Auba cause he is older.

  6. Please we don’t need players like Hudson-Odoi I will prefer to see Saka over him any day

    1. 👍

  7. Interestingly Robertson and Maguire both stepped up from Hull City and are now amongst the best in the PL.Could Bowen emulate them?Well be is a natural goal scorer but whether he has the speed and technical ability to make it at a higher level is debatable.The fact that Arsenal are being linked with a number of forwards concerns me as our problems lie in the lack of quality defenders.A left back and centre back must surely be a priority for Emery unless it is his intention to “cash in” on Auba?

  8. Actually our problem is the midfield where there is a serious lack of creativity and we are woefull at providing cover for the center backs. Count how many times you have watched Xhaka play stupid ball and get those guys into trouble. We are in urgent need of a right back and a left back, but at central defense there are plenty of bodies available if you take into account Beilik Medely and Chambers. Since Xhaka’s arrival in
    2016 Arsenal’s defense has gone from conceding an average of around 30 goals per season to where we are now at over 50 goals conceded per season.. There is where the problems start which affects the rest of the team performance.

  9. I’m surprised no one has pointed out he is not a striker.
    He scored 22 goals from midfield, that’s why we want him.
    Attacking mid, not striker. Nketiah and all our other strikers need not worry.

  10. the 40m for zaha should be spread on hakim and Bowen

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