Report – Arsenal cuts down on their list of striker targets

Arsenal is making some progress in their bid to sign new players and bolster their squad in the next transfer window.

Mikel Arteta’s side has prioritised signing a new striker after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette within six months.

Express Sports is now reporting the Gunners have removed Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins from their shopping list.

This is because these players are considered hard to sign for Mikel Arteta’s men and they will now turn their attention to others on the list.

Just Arsenal Opinion

The transfer market is a tough one and our failure to qualify for the Champions League has limited our options even further.

Nevertheless, there are attackers out there that will still jump at the chance to join us if we get serious about signing them.

But signing a top striker who has other suitors among the Champions League clubs will demand that we commit a lot of money.

This is just one of the prices you pay for failing to make the UCL. However, we must ensure we sign players who will do the work when they join the team.

We struggled in the first half of the campaign, partly because our main striker, Aubameyang, didn’t seem very interested in scoring enough goals for the team.

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  1. instead of telling us who’s supposedly not on their list anymore, tell us who’s on their list…no wonder it sounds like we’re paying over the number for Jesus, both in terms of transfer fees and wages

    1. Likely paying over the odds for Jesus. 35 million would be good business, anything over 40 and we’re getting mugged due to desperation.

      Never seen such amateurish behavior. Imagine City canceling Jesus contract, or selling him before bringing in Haaland. Let Laca run out his contract, and banished Auba before adding a striker.

      But hey, Nketiah on 100k a week is sound business?

      1. no doubt Durand….in many respects, we’re the industry standard for how not to conduct oneself as a professional organization…how terribly sad considering that at one point we were a much heralded example of everything that was good in the game…ancient history, I guess

      2. You sound like we are the only one in the race to sign’s a case of who’s the first to meet the price tag.

      3. But Auba didn’t want to bang goals because his heart was not there in playing for Arsenal that is why they allow him go.

  2. Pass on Jesus. Go all in on Zinchenko and pair him with Partey. Go all in on Darwin Nunez for striker. Problems solved.

    1. exactly Nunez will be a good addition to the club partnership with Jesus ..alot of goals will be created

  3. Very sad to hear we are leaving strikers who can do for us d best instead of paying the money they want better they stop calling their name to avoid our stress coz we lav them

  4. Since the ara of Arsene Wenger arsenal were superior in identifying the suitable talents in the market. Arsenal sported were eventually hijected by competitors because of indecisiveness, carefree attitude, reluctant to spend for the best, discrimination of players and managerial arrogance of Arsenal leaders and owners. Arsenal ended up recruiting market rejects.

  5. Remember Gnabry is Goal machine…just £34 million .why can’t they bring him back ? Partnership of Gnabry ,Darwin Nunez and Jesus …that’s what we call Titles by scoring more than 4 goals every game

  6. Just a while ago it was reported we made a bid of £35m for scammaca. How come we don’t want him now. This rumours are rubbish

    1. Scammaca is only interested in moving to another club in Italy, just like Vlahovic and Locatelli.

  7. The fact is, many of the strikers we want, don’t want to come to us. As much as we don’t want to admit it, we’re a struggling club with a rookie coach and clueless management/owners. Easy pickings for agents/teams wanting to offload mediocre players and cash in. The Arsenal name has lost its lustre my friends…IJS

    1. Your first statement is truer than all the transfer rumours we’ve heard. Good strikers do not want to come. Yet our own fans will argue that we’re making progress without realizing that football success is not chronological as many would think and would therefore make statements like

      “The team is young and as long as they stay together for more years, they will have better understanding of themselves and therefore achieve better results on the pitch”.

      This never happens

  8. I will rather pay £80m for Nunez than £50m for Jesus. He’s 3 yrs younger and more of the out and out striker we desperately need. He’s even taller than Osimhen and good in the air. What’s the point of signing Jesus who is shorter than Nketiah?

    1. Agreed. Would rather play Balogun than spend so much on Jesus. Use the money to improve the midfield…..Zinchenko and Tielemans and bin Xhaka.

  9. Well Liverpool are in now for Nunez, Arsenal fans need to be realistic with their transfer expectations.

    No champions league and you are expecting to attract top players and still complain when you are paying over the bar like United did with Pogba and his likes …..

    What do you guys actually?

    Each post is meant to be a feasting ground for our “fifa pro license coaches in here” to display their tactical knowledge on in field and off field knowledge and their transfer wizardry. .

    Some claim being fan of the club since 19 Abraham and yet have the mentality of a toddler

    Can’t we allow the manager/director make the necessary recruitment necessary for this coming season without displaying our foolishness indisguise in here via several super empty comments?

    1. Calm down, it’s a forum for fans to state their opinions. Why read the comments if they bother you so much?

      For your sarcastic “fifa pro license coaches in here” you seem to care enough to read their opinions, and follow it up with your opinion condemning theirs.

      Hardly anything new regarding complaining with management and transfers, been that way for decades. Even the mighty Wenger was mocked for his transfer business.

      Settle in, because the analyzing and criticizing won’t be ending anytime soon, tis the season after all.

        1. Even I fall prey to the rumor mill, and sometimes I can’t help but post my opinion; as if the club reads or cares what we think.

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