Italian presenter reveals Arsenal had an 80m euros bid for striker rejected in the summer

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Victor Osimhen since he played for Lille in France.

The Gunners were unable to land him before he moved to Napoli in Serie A and the Nigerian is proving to be one that got away from Mikel Arteta’s men.

His goals and all-around performance are one reason his present team are at the top of the Serie A table.

The striker continues to consistently score for them, but he may have been scoring these goals for Arsenal instead.

This is because Arsenal made an offer for him in the summer, but it was rejected by the Italian side, a new report reveals.

Umberto Chiariello, presenter of Campania Sport on Canale 21 made the revelation recently.

“Luciano Spalletti’s team, in the best of predictions, was given fifth, while I saw them ready to bite Milan. It is a team that has been re-established,” Chiariello was quoted as saying by Area Napoli.

“De Laurentiis went ahead with his vision: lower salaries, the confirmation of Victor Osimhen after Arsenal’s offer of €80m and the bet on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Osimhen is a top player and it would have been great to have him on our squad.

However, we signed Gabriel Jesus instead and the Brazilian has not done poorly so far.

A move for Osimhen could still happen if we can table a more convincing offer and make the striker ask his team to negotiate with us.

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  1. Top quality player who offers something completely different to what we have ,cannot see it happening as he as abit of attitude and ego to his game something our manager would not allow ,going off past experiences .

    1. @ Dan Kit . I dont think you know Victor Osimhen or watch Napoli games . He carries that team . Players are also humans . He is an outstanding professional who outworks and trains also , So please stop spreading lies .
      I said it beginning of the year and i would say it again .The only striker within their age group who may be better than Victor is Haaland and the only weakness of this player is injuries ,

  2. If we’re really serious about winning the league this season then Victor Osimhen is the man. 100 per cent certain Jesus would continue to excel in a free role. Mouth-watering combination!

  3. “However, we signed Gabriel Jesus instead…”

    Instead? Are you sure?

    I remember the GJ deal being done very early in the window and the belief was that it was already agreed before the window opened. So if any offer were really made for Osimhen then it seems al;most certain that it would have been to sign him *in addition* to GJ.

  4. What you said is not true, that guy carries the weight of Napoli on his shoulder, I love the way he coordinate the team and the way he defend using his head it’s really awesome, fun to watch.

  5. Let’s stop kidding our selves in here, this player will demand bucket(s) of money for salary , that is number one, again we can’t afford him cos his development is just mind blowing every season, yes he is injury prone, but season after season we see him get sideline and boom he hits the pitch and start banging goals as though nothing had happened to him, good in the air and a fox in the box sort of striker.

    We need him but sadly we can’t afford him and again , I suggest we continue with our model of scouting and signing daimonds in the rough, our system of play favors most players.

    I mean we could invest the hundred plus that Napoli could demand on our a holding midfielder, a central defender left legged, and a striker in the mold of paul of Genk….kudus of ajax or maybe ferran torres

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