Pundit backs Arsenal to sign coveted Serie A striker

Former Premier League goalkeeper, Paddy Kenny, has backed Arsenal’s pursuit of Victor Osimhen even though he wonders if the striker will be willing to join.

The Nigerian has been one of Europe’s finest young strikers and he was on Arsenal’s radar when he played at Lille in the French Ligue 1, but Napoli beat them to his signature.

He has continued to perform well at the Serie A club and the Gunners have maintained their interest in his signature.

Several other clubs want to sign him and Arsenal’s failure to make the Champions League could be a disadvantage.

But Kenny claims the striker is worth it and his goals record proves so. He tells Football Insider: “That club deserves to be playing Champions League football and this guy, I don’t know too much about him, but he is very highly rated.

“He has an eye-catching goal record as well. I just worry about them getting this guy now they don’t have Champions League football.

“With talks sounding like they are happening that is a reason to be hopeful, it’s promising. Do we will just have to see what happens.”

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Osimhen has been in stunning form in this campaign and he would be a top addition to our current squad if he joins us.

The former Wolfsburg striker has age on his side, so if we sign him now, he can guarantee up to 8 years of top-level performance.

However, Napoli will want a huge transfer fee before releasing arguably their best striker.

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  1. Signing the 100M-rated striker could very well turn into the Nicolas Pepe deal, part 2. I would rather spread the risk: sign two other strikers for close to the same money. Osimhen seems like a very impressive striker but not sure how he will fare against aggressive PL defenders. Injury record could be a stumbling block.

    1. I agree Rfrancis, looking more in depth at him I’m not sure he’d cut it in the prem. He is a decent finisher, good in the air has a decent touch, has pace and appears to be strong against Serie A defenders.

      Only thing for me is his link up play doesn’t look that great he seems to be very selfish striker. By no means is that a bad trait for a striker after all his job is to score. But when the goals dry up for a period will he be a passenger. Much like Aubamyang, who when he wasn’t scoring was largely anonymous especially against the top teams. In those periods it looked like we were playing with 10 men.

      Then like you said his injury record isn’t sparkling. What happens when he comes to a faster more physical league, where officials allow teams to kick shit out of Arsenal players with little or no punishment. We’ve seen what’s happened to Partey. He’s was hardly injured at Athletico, comes to the prem and has had more injures in 2 years than 5-6 years in Spain.

      For me it would be an expensive gamble

      1. For me expensive yes, gamble no.
        I believe he will do really well in EPL.
        And comparison-wise, Osimhen is nothing similar to Aubameyang. Yes he might seem a little selfish type of striker, but he a real fighter who can single handedly create a goal without assistance from anyone, and also not the injury prone type of player.

  2. I think Osimhen would really improve us and his work rate would be great.
    We could add Pedro Goncalves, Everton soares, cheap and good midfielders .

  3. Only downside is that Napoli are playing CL football would be want to downgrade .
    Now if only we managed to get into it wouldn’t that been something

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