Arsenal turns their attention to another Serie A striker

After missing out on a move for Dusan Vlahovic, Arsenal has turned their attention towards another striker who plays in the Italian top flight.

The Gunners remain in the market for attacking reinforcements ahead of next season.

They could lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah in the summer.

Vlahovic had been their number one transfer target for some time now, but the Serbian is close to joining Juventus instead.

Gazzetta dello Sport says the Gunners have now turned their attention towards a transfer for Victor Osimhen of Napoli.

The Nigerian has been in stunning form for the Serie A side and could become the next top attacker for the Gunners.

He joined them from Lille for around £66m in 2020, but the report says they might take a hit and sell him to the Gunners for £58m.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Osimhen is developing into one of Europe’s hottest strikers, and he could do a job for Arsenal.

The former Lille star has scored 9 goals and provided 2 assists from 16 competitive games this season.

That figure is impressive for a 23-year-old in one of the toughest leagues in the world.

It would be interesting to see if we can add him to Mikel Arteta’s squad this month.

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  1. Now this would be a statement signing!But I just can’t see it. I mean he only joined them in the summer and for a big fee, so how much would Napoli demand from us plus why would he leave/they sell him when they are challenging for the scuadetto. However on the flip side if as being widely reported we were willing to fork out for Vlahovic surely we could do the same for Osimhen. Plz Arsenal prove me wrong!

      1. Excuse my brain fart lol guess our chances of signing him have gone up from 0.1% to a massive 1% 😂

  2. Talked about this dude last season
    Watched him loads a couple of seasons back playing in France and said he wouLd be a dream signing from my own personal preference.
    But I have t once watched him play since he signed for Napoli so not sure how he’s got on .

    1. he’s definitely an intriguing prospect who’s likewise been on my radar for a couple years…love his pace, size, as he actually plays much bigger than his height and weight would suggest, athleticism and sound positional sense; not to mention, he’s flair for the dramatic goal on occasion and his crazy hops

      I do worry about a few aspects of his game, like his first touch and his less than stellar passing stats, but these facets of his game have steadily improved with each passing year…likewise he does have a propensity to be on the training table, although I must admit I don’t get quite as concerned about these things when they occur as a result of someone’s “reckless abandon” style of play, which I admire greatly

      he started this season in great form, both in League play and Europa, 5 in 7 and 4 in 3 respectively, then experienced a little drop in form before suffering a serious facial injury to his cheekbone in late November, which along with covid kept him out until just recently…I definitely rate him higher than Isak, at least at this juncture, as I believe he’s farther along, developmentally speaking, and he seems much better suited for the rigors of the PL

    1. He isn’t going anywhere unless reports about his transfer from Lille in 2020 is under investigation and the Napoli president wanting to shift him and recoup money because of that is true.

  3. Giroud is a more efficient player than Osimhen in Serie A. Both scored 5 in this season so far. Osimhen did that in 896 mins and 784 mins for Giroud.

  4. Seems to be a good striker from his stats. I also like Jovic, a powerful striker who is also quick on his feet and in the air. However, for any transfer to happen, Arsenal must act fast, time is running out.

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