Blow for Arsenal as strike-target’s agent dismisses transfer talk

Agent Roberto Calendar has dismissed any transfer talk for Arsenal target Victor Osimhen, insisting that he is in the ideal environment at Napoli.

The Nigeria international has been coming on leaps and bounds in recent seasons, earning a big-money move after just one season in Ligue 1 with Lille, joining the Italian giants in a reported £60 Million deal.

That fee may have seemed a little excessive at the time, but he has proven his worth since completing the switch, quickly establishing himself as one of the most highly-rated strikers in Italy, as well as being coveted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

While Manchester United and Arsenal are amongst the names recently linked with his potential signature, his agent appears to be dismissing any talk of the player’s exit, and insists he is in the right place to continue his development.

“There are no problems,” Calenda said via Football Italia (via TeamTalk). “Victor has already proved his close bond with this club.

“I don’t want to waste time talking about this, the situation is ridiculous. Just move on and talk about football.

“Osimhen is a young striker and with the right tips, his development is natural. [Napoli manager] Luciano Spalletti improves the players he works with.

“Everyone is happy about how things are going, Napoli are a precise choice for the striker’s development, as a man and as a footballer.”

The article also adds that Napoli will do all they can to keep a hold of Osimhen, despite reports of a potential sale in the region of £100 Million.

While it won’t be easy to sign the 23 year-old, I feel like he would be a truly top signing if we could make it happen. While I have reservations about the majority of the strikers we have been linked with, I feel like he would be our best shot at taking us to the next level, and believe he would relish playing alongside our young contingent.

Who do you think should be our favoured strike-target this summer?


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      1. NY_Gunner all credit to his Villarreal team to beat Bayern over 2 games is impressive 👌 haha Arteta take note 📝

          1. Agree Lenohappy Emery is a far better manager so essentially we downgraded manager, only at Arsenal 👌

              1. And Emery knocking Arsenal out of Europa League last season too, it makes you wonder if the reason Arteta wasn’t sacked was to save face 😂😂

      2. NY_Gunner, shame the club never backed UE over the players. Ozil said to UE he’s not a coach when substituted in the EL Final. Other players took the piss out of the way UE spoke during training. Problem was UE was just a Head Coach and as such didn’t have the same control that a manager has.

        1. @Herr Drier
          Imagine where we would be now, had he been given the time, backing and budget afforded to Arteta…

  1. Well done Unai, pity you couldn’t master English and get the support the manager is getting now.

  2. Unai has found his niche. Never going to win a league title but does well in cups. EL winner 4 times. Will finish in the Conference league 7th place in La Liga. Probably gifting the CL to Man City now.

      1. Yeah he’s expected to win a league in his first season at Arsenal. When Arsenal haven’t smell a league trophy in 18 years.
        Tell me any of the current EPL manager that won the league in his first season except for conte. And conte had the advantage of not playing in Europe.
        Or you expect him to win a league with Sevilla and Villarreal.
        When Barca and Madrids are the only 3 teams to win the last 14years.
        Any top coach in a big team would be challenging for a trophy in their 3rd seasons no matter the budget and especially not having European football. But we are told to settle for 6th. Which is an improvement and progress.

        1. Fairfan, changing you tact when you are wrong and decrying something is poor fair. He is a top coach and if you cant admit that you dont understand football.

    1. What are you even saying, TUCHEL won ligue 1 same as Emery and everyone is calling him a genius because he won the champions league with a billion dollars Chelsea team. But Emery won the same ligue 1, won Europa cup 4 times, is in the champions league semi final, he eliminated Juventus and Bayern Munich with a team half size the budget of Chelsea but he’s not a genius because he didn’t do it for us?

  3. That’s 3 European semi finals for emery in his last 3 seasons as a coach.
    But some Arsenal fans would tell you he’s a shit manager.
    He didn’t need 2years to do this.

  4. Victor Osimhen is the real deal.

    Osimhen won’t come cheap, don’t see this happening under £90m.

    Bless with blistering pace, he is brave, clinical, very good close control, deadly in front of goal and there is something infectious about him, he is a marquee foward that starts in any top team in the world on current form.

    But first we have to finish in top four.

    1. Get the best out of laca and auba, Niles was playing better with him. Iwobi had a great year with him as well.
      So many of our academic products were given numerous chances under him.
      The way this man was ridiculed and criticized was very unfair.
      He’s just proving many of them wrong.

      1. I’m sure if it’s was under”Guardiola wannabe, we will never be able to sell Iwobi for 40 million. Under Emery guendouzi transfer market value rose to 50 million, we sold Iwobi for 40 million, saka became a regular under him, we missed top4 by 1 point, we qualified for our first European final in 25 years. And he did all this with mustafi, sokratis, 37 years old Stephan Lichtsteiner, Iwobi, a passed it cezc, kolasinac, I can go on but he was sacked, but under this clown we are told 6th is improvement.

  5. Well done U Emery

    I always rate U Emery as a good coach. I have him in the bracket of Conte, Touchel and Poch.

    This bunch of coaches is just under the level of Pepe and Klopp,

    It was Emery that first gave Saka a run in the senior team, was a little surprised Guendouzi didn’t jump at the chance when he tried to take him to Villarea.

    Sad to see him left in that mercey sacking, as I strongly believe it was due to communication challenges.

  6. I don’t think we can get any big names in our CF positions, we have to look for prospects. We can’t hire Nunez that’s for sure. Amidst talks of hiring DCL, I really afraid it’s not any serious and just a rumor.

    I think we should go for a guy like Ivan Toney. Probably the best penalty striker among modern CFs imo, good aerially, physically strong and athletic, can deliver crosses really well which is plus as he can be employed on the wings too, is clinical, strikes the ball hard which is something our players just can’t do for some reason, can take physical punishment and pressure, I think he would fit right in the PL and Arsenal team. We really need such a guy. We don’t need an archer type striker who require free space and composure to deliver shots on target, but one who can displace defenders, push and pull and make space for himself, and remain unpredictable.

    1. True, Ivan Toney could be the next happening thing with him in Arsenal,

      He’ll give Our wingers loads of goals,
      I would love to see Richarlison and Nkunku and another CM, but I doubt Arteta would go for this guys,

      I was quite impressed with his Vlahovic choice,

      Hopefully we’ll get a Vlahovic replica in our AMs and CMs signings.

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