Arsenal reported to be in talks to sign quality Premier League forward

Todofichajes sensationally claims Arsenal is in talks to sign Ollie Watkins this month.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for several strikers around Europe in recent months.

Their main target remains Dusan Vlahovic, but the Serbian would cost a lot of money.

They will also struggle to sign him in this winter transfer window, so they are looking at alternatives.

Watkins has been on their radar for some time now as the Englishman impresses for Aston Villa.

The report claims the Gunners are already in talks with the Villans over a move for the former Brentford man.

The striker is currently valued at €35m, a fee that shouldn’t be a problem for Arsenal.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Considering that we might lose Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, we need more than one new striker.

Signing two frontmen in this window would take too much money, so landing Watkins first is a great idea.

His arrival could help fire us into a top-four finish by the end of this season.

Achieving that would make it easier to convince Vlahovic to make a move to the Emirates in the summer.

However, we might miss out on the Serbian then if we cannot convince him we are building a squad capable of matching his ambitions.

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  1. Longbenark says:

    If we do sign Watkins, there would be no need for Vlahovic, we could just another developing cheap striker,

  2. PJ-SA says:

    I like Watkins but I don’t see him as a top 4 striker….if we get him I’ll hopefully be wrong.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @PJ-SA
      Watching him last night, dude is a real battler. Under the right manager and system, he might just be a top 4 frontman…IJS

  3. Tony says:

    Hmm. Watkins is a good try.. Calvert-lewin would be much better

    1. Longbenark says:

      Calvert-Lewin is fearless in Ariel and ground battles, I believe Watkins is developing in the same direction,

  4. Websurfer says:

    Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins are realistic striker targets. Huge potentials. I like both players very much.

  5. jon fox says:

    I DONT BELIEVE THIS RUMOUR. I just do not see him wanting to leave Villa OR that we will be after him, instead of the far better Vlahovic, of whom I DO believe we are seriously trying to buy.

    1. Coljack says:

      It’s no secret Ollie Watkins is a lifelong Arsenal fan, it has to be a good thing playing for the club you support.

      1. jon fox says:

        Only if he is wanted by our club, available and willing to move. I believe all three of those will not happen.

  6. Voyageur says:

    If we are going for strikers with links to Brentford I like Toney more.

  7. Grandad says:

    Watkins is way ahead of Toney and Calvin Lewin imo.

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