Is this the perfect striker for Arsenal’s youth project?

Arsenal are looking at a shock summer move for Chelsea loanee Armando Broja, who has impressed since making a switch to Southampton.

The Football.London reports that the young center forward is high on the Gunners’ wishlist, who are willing to spend big on a striker this summer.

The report further revealed that Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the 20-year-old, who has scored eight goals in all competitions for the Saints.

After letting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Spanish giants Barcelona mid-season, the North London outfit failed to bring in a replacement last month.

However, that gap will certainly be plugged in the next close window, as both Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah look likely to depart.

Broja can be an exceptional signing for Arsenal. He’s still very young and has already shown that he possesses bags of potential, which is exactly the kind of profile that Arteta has been looking for.

But the situation can get really sticky for Arsenal. Broja is an asset of Chelsea, and they would certainly not want to strengthen their direct Premier League rivals.

On top of that, the Albanian international, is already a player being tracked by several clubs in Europe. If Arsenal want to win the race, they might have to spend big.

But that’s not believed to make things severely complicated as the Gunners have already shown in their high-profile pursuit of Dusan Vlahovic, that they indeed will be willing to splash the cash on a player who can immediately lift their level.

If Arsenal qualify for Champions League this season, the pull that they will be able to generate will be huge.

This summer might prove to be a turning point of the Gunners’ future success. Some Arsenal fans can already feel the good times.

And I am one of them!

Yash Bisht

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  1. We don’t need an experiment…
    We need a proven goal scorer who can perform at highest level in PL as well

    1. Well said Kedar 👍

      Unfortunately for the remainder of this year we have to rely on 2 CFS Who have 3 PL goals between them and are both out of contact at the end of the season.
      If we miss out on top 4 we only have ourselves to blame seeing our so called rivals are dropping points left right and centre .
      But hey TRuST ThE pRoCEss right.

      1. Well, I think we need 2 strikers. One more ‘proven’ and one like Broja.

        I seriously doubt Balogun will be with us next season, think he will be sent out on loan again.

        Chelsea is known to sell their ‘hidden gems’. Salah, De Bruyne, Abraham, Boga.. as long as the price is right and Chelsea has no use for the player, they will sell them for the highest bidder.

        Unless they can move Werner/Lukaku next summer, I doubt Broja will feature for the Chelsea team. More likely would be another loan.

        1. Mr. Wenger hired one of their gems the unstoppable Eddie, that was a masterstroke by the economics genius. Well Broja would be a very good signing and as we have Mikel -the footballing King Midas who turns every eager player into gold. No doubt it could be a gamble, but only the strong take risks and get rewarded. Low risks, we should go for him when we have Mikel.

        2. Good point about Chelsea’s philosophy on players DaJuhi, I think Lukaku is a good example, bought him for around £15M, sold him after a couple of loans for around £28M and bought him back for a reported £97M!

          However I am surprised you think that Balogun will go on loan again next season and so we should buy somebody of the same age, we should either have faith in Balogun and not buy another 20 year old or sell him and replace him with someone of the same age in my opinion

  2. Why would Chelsea sell a good prospect to a rival Club.?..Particularly given their lack of potency in front of goal….Never going to happen!..
    Edu should be looking elsewhere and given the impending departures of the next to useless Neketiah and the hardworking but “can’t hit a barn door from 6 feet” Lacazette we desperately need reinforcements.You would think that between Edu and Arteta the Club already has a shopping list and have already begun sounding out those players with a view to purchase this Summer…That would,of course require “PLANNING” something that Arsenal FC has not been able to organise for the last 15 years…Since the departure of David Dean!!

  3. Maybe, but it’s likely not going to happen. He is 20 years old homegrown CF with a tall stature, decent pace and a long-term contract, so it’s going to cost a fortune to sign him

    Charles De Ketelaere is probably cheaper, a left-footer and was originally an attacking midfielder, despite not being homegrown

  4. Arsenal needs a quality striker like Karim Adeyemi, Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez, Jonathan David or Alexander Isak, not another Chelsea rookie. Buying an attacking midfielder that scores goals and provides assist like Christopher Nkunku or Dominik Szoboszlai would surely be better for Arsenal.

  5. I don’t know why everyone thinks that your main striker has to be a centre forward?

    Mo Salah is certainly not a centre forward, Henry was not a centre forward. Both players play(ed) off the flanks. Martinelli and Pepe could do this for us, Saka could then drop slightly deeper in a Liam Brady style role alongside Partey and Odegaard. SmithRowe would be the man to link the wide attackers and midfielders. Stop messing about, play this system against Wolves next week. If it doesn’t work we will have 2 central strikers and 3 central midfielders on the bench to shake things up. Obviously Martinelli misses out this weekend, so it’s likely Smith Rowe will just take his place.

    1. That being said, Cody Gakpo’s playing style reminds me the most of Henry than anyone else I’ve seen so far. Tall, quick, playing from the left, cutting inside on his right, great shooting from distance and tricky dribbler.

      Not only is he a goal scorer but creates tons of chances too.

  6. In France they say that we turned down the opportunity to sign Mauro Icardi from PSG in january,I completely understand/agree with the decision,with his missus as his agent, there’s been trouble everywhere they went,going AWOL to join his wife abroad,he does everything she tells him to do,asking for silly money, constantly tweeting and criticising the coach,team selection if he doesn’t score or when he is on the bench.

  7. I agree Labass, we will need two new strikers going into next season

    Broja feels a bit Franny Jeffers to me

    Mitrovic anyone?

  8. No, just not another Balkanoid. You have had Mustafi, you have Xhaka, almost had Vlahovic and now Broja. Except for Nemanja Vidic, they are not even worth a comment. When they get stuffed with money, they just stop playing.
    Before you all start, I’m from Balkans too, so give me a little credit

  9. As a replacement for Edie, it would be an upgrade. Hopefully not as an option for the first choice striker role, a bit underwhelming.

    I agree we need a proven goal scorer, someone who can net 18-20 goals in the premier league.

  10. A profilic striker like lautaro martinez who can net 20 plus goal for us per season, Edu has much work to do in summer.

  11. In My Humble Opinion. I will suggest that Arsenal should during the next summer transfer window be very careful in the market to avoid the signings of those kind of potential trouble making players (strikers included).

    Who after the’ve been signed by Arsenal, and he or they have stuffed themselves with quite enough sum of plenty money in wages he or they have earned at the club. But suddenly.will turn around later against the club’s manager to start making troubles with him intentionally. And causing distractions in team so that he can force a move away from the club. And he could stop performing very well in the team in games to the high level demand of the club in their matches. Even if he hasn’t pass it footballingly.

    And as sometimes the case, the players or player resorts to causing all sort of problems in the team. Which consequently imparted negatively on the club’s on the field results.

    I don’t have in my mind particular top quality new strikers names one or two who I would like to see Arsenal sign him or them next summer.. But whoever be the one or two new strikers the club will sign next summer. He or they will of course be the kind of strikers who are\is a vast improvements to the strikers who are currently on ground in the team in terms of high numbers of goals scoring capacity per season in all competitions he or they have are the kind of strikers I believe that Arsenal will of course sign next summer.

    Meanwhile. Lacazette should kindly find lasting solution to his now constant profigancy in front of the opposition’s teams goalmouth atwhich he has been missing sitters in the EPL for Arsenal this seaso. If he can stop this profigancy in front of goal for Arsenal of his. And once again start scoring goals regularly to help Arsenal to finish 3rd or 4th in the EPL at season’s end, Arsenal might compensate him by giving him a new 2 year contract extension. And with an options of a year to it to activate.

    Laca works very hard in the EPL games for Arsenal. But he often has no cigar in his mouth to light it after match ends to draw in the ciga’s smoke with his mouth and expel it trough his nose and puff

  12. Broja is nowhere near the level of first choice CF that we need. Yes he is fast, tall and with good feet, but he is incredibly wasteful and his composure is on Gervinho level.

    I honestly hope this is just a way from his agent to build up a price a bit. He could be good for a mid table club, might be perfect for him and the club to stay at Southampton

  13. Braha would be good as an alternative striker not the main one. We need 2 strikers so along with Braha either go in for Isak or Jonathan David.

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