England international emerges as Arsenal’s primary transfer target

Ollie Watkins is emerging as Arsenal’s preferred choice to fill the striker role at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta is actively seeking a new frontman for the January transfer window and is closely monitoring several potential targets.

Despite their strong start to the season, the consensus among most fans and pundits is that Arsenal will need to acquire a new striker in January to maintain their Premier League challenge.

In the English top flight, they have Ivan Toney and Watkins at the top of their wish list, with players like Victor Osimhen and Santiago Giménez also under consideration from other leagues.

Fichajes reports that Arsenal has not forgotten about Watkins, and the England international now appears to be their primary choice as the January transfer window approaches rapidly.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Bringing in a quality striker in January could indeed prove to be a crucial decision in our pursuit of success for the second half of the season.

While Watkins is a viable option, there are concerns that he might fall into the category of an average striker and may not offer a significant improvement over Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.

Given that both of these players have yet to meet expectations at the Emirates, it’s essential to carefully consider whether adding another forward who might not substantially enhance our performance is the right move.


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  1. not a significant upgrade on what we have got

    never a 30 goal elite striker

    so no point

    Toney the same

    £60m to £80m for that one [high risk of flop] player is better spent else where

    the only PL team with a striker to score 30 goals in a season more than once in the last 10 years did win the PL, nor any silverware of any sort

    obsession with strikers is school yard stuff, the game has moved on

    repeated threads about ‘new strikers’ is getting boring

    1. did ‘not’ win the PL

      and in case you hadn’t worked it out it is England’s leading goal scorer Harry Kane = won nought!

      1. Your example of Kane’s achievements was probably the wrong one – he was simply playing for the wrong team!! He is imo the only truly world class English player at the moment and will probably prove it at Bayern. I just wish he stayed an Arsenal player as this would be a non-topic.

        On topic, Watkins would be an upgrade but not by much. His fitness record is excellent averaging 36 PL games per season over 3 years.

  2. I think Tammy Abraham would do better,I don’t see Watkins being more productive, just my thoughts.
    Hopefully Arteta and Edu make the right decision.

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