Let’s face facts Gooners – Arsenal will not be buying a new top striker this summer

Questions have been raised about Arsenal’s attacking threat and some say that signing a striker would help them lift that Premier League title they have been longing for since the Invincible’s season in 2004.

Arsenal were interested in signing a striker this summer, with the club approaching RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Šeško. However, the Slovenian international opted to stay at RB Leipzig and continue his development. This now begs the question of whether Arsenal will even go in for a striker this summer, especially given Kai Havertz’s form picking up towards the end of last season.

Mikel Arteta has previously rejected the notion that Arsenal ‘have’ to sign a striker in the summer transfer window, saying this in a post-match interview with Peter Schmeichel, right after the disappointing 1-0 away defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg: “No, I don’t think so because we’re the team that’s scored more goals in the Premier League.”

“We have many other qualities. And today’s the day to stick behind the players because they have given us so much, they have taken us on this journey.”

Despite concerns about Arsenal lacking a cutting-edge in attack, Mikel Arteta’s men ended the season with 113 goals in all competitions (91 in the Premier League).

Arsenal have been linked with several other strikers this transfer window, including the likes of Victor Osimhen, Viktor Gyökeres and Dusan Vlahovic, but it looks unlikely that Arsenal will make a move for any of them this summer.

Patrick Siewe


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11 Comments

  1. Arteta is reinforcing the defence first to give Arsenal the best defence in the world. Defence also breeds confidence when playing against the worlds best attackers. Build from the backa winning formula. Chelsea won Europe with that policy.

  2. Not signing a proper, goal-scoring striker until the summer window slams means that Arsenal and Arteta have dug their own grave upfront. G. Jesus + Haverts goals will never be more than Halaand’s half and that will be a big shame! Potentially help City to a record 5th EPL trophy. Who exactly is doing this to my darling Arsenal?

  3. You may be right Patrick, but on the subject of strikers, Yilmaz of Turkey has impressed me more than any of the more high profile forwards on display at the Euros, including the England Captain .

    1. Arsenal must sign a striker if they want to win everything without buying a striker City will won everything

  4. This is simply not good enough if you want to win a title. Harvetz has proved in the Euros that he will miss many glorious chances even if he ends up scoring a handful.

    I saw many times last season when balls came across the face of the opposition goal and no one was there to tap it in. What happens in those difficult games when goal-scoring chances are few?

    I thought we were copying Citeh? They bought Halaand and won the treble off the back of his goals. We need a striker who has no qualms about burying whatever chances he gets. This will save us from working too hard to bury chances.

    The football model says you must have an out-and-out striker if you want to win things. it doesn’t happen too often without this.

    it is grossly short-sighted to think we should just improve our defences when we do not even have a problem in that area (of course unless Saliba goes to R. Madrid). What is the point of such a defence against low-block teams, when we will face them more than the attacking ones.

  5. It’s not a buyer market for strikers, there’s no player that you’d swear that they’d fit us like a glove and reach the required numbers. B Munich had to get an aging player with no sell-on fee He was probably the only top striker on the market. We might have to wait til some teenagers become 20 to 22, which might take another year or so

    Osimhen is way overpriced and I’m not full of confidence that he’d reach the required level ie golden Boot category

    Gyokeres is another overpriced gamble. If he were going for say 40 – 50 mil I’d probably say go on take a punt

    It’s probably a better plan to try and upgrade certain areas if at all possible. I feel left-back is one area where we can, I also don’t think Martinelli has his place nailed down. There are also squad depth places where we can try to improve. I’m sure Mikel and Edu know what they are doing, and you’re probably right about us not bringing in a CF

    1. Good points! Arteta and Edu are going to build upon what strengths we had last season, and that is defense.

      A few less losses, or a few draws instead of losses would’ve won the league last season. So bolstering defense is a no brainer. It’s not like there is a limit to how good a defense can be so why not?

  6. I think they’ll still get another young forward as a backup if Nketiah sold. Brian Brobbey or Semih Kilicsoy would be a good investment. They’re both are a beast of striker.

    1. Arteta’s love for Kai Harvertz will cost him many things, look at how much he earn! He is not ggd enough for that money, there are games which are won by just one chance , he is responsible for German exit

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