Should Arsenal be eyeing this Consistent Premier League goalscorer? (Opinion)

Danny Ings is claimed to have rejected a contract offer by current club Southampton, but should Arsenal stand up and take notice?

The Gunners are expected to be in the hunt for a new striker this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette linked with an exit having entered into the final 12 months of his playing deal, as has Eddie Nketiah, who is also linked with a transfer.
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We were believed to be considering Andre Silva as an option, but he has since agreed to join RB Leipzig from Eintracht Frankfurt, while Odsonne Edouard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin continue to be linked as possible candidates to lead the line next term.

A better option could well prove to be Danny Ings however, who has proven for a number of years that he will consistently find the back of net no matter where he is plying his trade, and with The Athletic reporting that he has turned down an offer to extend his contract with Southampton, teams must certainly be taking note of the situation.

The only negative with Ings is his injury record, but he has largely stayed fit in recent seasons, and at only 28 years-old, he still has plenty of time left in his career to have a big impact for a bigger club, with his stint with Liverpool completely ruined by issues with his knees.

I would personally love to see Danny don our famous Red & White shirt, and believe he has more than enough ability to fire us back into the European places, with his consistency on the pitch a credit to any side.

Am I alone in thinking Ings could take a move to Arsenal in his stride and improve our starting line-up?

Patrick

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37 Comments

  1. Glorious says:

    I thought it will be Kane,
    This article style is gullible

  2. guy says:

    Yes we should. His sharpness, skillset, goal record and attitude would be perfect at Arsenal.
    And he’s English.
    The only downside is he’s 28. But age and the fact he’s at Saints should minimise both cost and salary.
    I would bite your hand off, and I am sure many would agree – in almost all areas an upgrade on Lacazette.

    1. Alanball08 says:

      Would love to see him in our red and white
      Great finisher
      Down side, he has his fair share of injuries

    2. kev says:

      A shame he can’t stay fit. He is definitely an upgrade on Lacazette and he knows the league too

      1. Alanball08 says:

        He should have gone to the euros last year but saying that we don’t need him because we 2 away from winning it
        Come on England

  3. AFCam says:

    been an admirer for quite a while. I would not be able to reasonably object though i thought we were going the young player route with a resale profit potential, but for a now signing then he finds the net

  4. gotanidea says:

    He isn’t an upgrade on Lacazette nor is he much younger than our senior strikers. If we need a short CF, might as well bring Donyell Mallen back or buy Che Adams

    There must be a taller CF with great link-up ability in the market. Maybe we should gamble on Dusan Vlahovic, Odsonne Edouard or Dominic Calvert-Lewin instead

    1. VasC says:

      If the height is the only attribute, let’s gamble like a proper mid-table club.

      Nikolaj Moller will cost nothing. If we turns out to be the next Saka or ESR, we’ve hit the jackpot big time.

      If not, we’ll again hit the jackpot. Every youngster will start believing that Arsenal and Arteta give plenty of opportunities to youngsters in the first team.

      It’s a win-win situation. Are Arsenal and Arteta ready to roll the dice on Moller?

      1. gotanidea says:

        I’d also like to try Moller in EPL or some cup matches, but I think Arteta would prefer an experienced CF

        1. VasC says:

          Arteta has proven at Arsenal to ALWAYS PREFER making huge investments for a complete squad overhaul.

        2. Ozziegunner says:

          👍 Moller will be a year older and a year stronger. Given the relative strength of Arsenal’s forward line, the first option should be to give the Club’s prospects an opportunity, before going into the market.

    2. kev says:

      He finishes better than Lacazette. If Laca was at Southampton do you think he’d do better?? Ings’ only problem is that he’s injury prone. If he stays fit he will score a lot of goals. I would definitely take him over Lacazette if it came to that. He is definitely an improvement on this team if he were to stay fit.

      1. gotanidea says:

        I reckon Lacazette to be better in tight spaces and in linking-up, but Ings might be slightly better in finishing and faster. One thing is for sure, no CF will come if Lacazette stays

        1. Alanball08 says:

          Problem with lacca
          When he has to think about it he fluffs his line
          Instinctively he normally hits the back of the net
          I also thought he looked out of shape and can’t last 90 minutes
          He did well considering he had to step in for aubes last season but we sure need an upgrade

        2. Sylva says:

          Lacazzet link up is quite good and he is a threat in the box just that hight is not on his side and he is not pacey. But no problem if we can’t sell him next season I believe we can still get something from him with his premier league experience

    3. towny 254 says:

      We have to be careful not to buy too many foreign players or the powers to be will be on us like a ton of bricks

    4. Ozziegunner says:

      GAI, funnily I knew exactly what you’d say with Danny ings being 1,78m tall!

  5. Loose Cannon says:

    Yes to Danny, one of the underrated players, English, homegrown, and lethal. Would give a lesson or two to Laca on how to shoot and where the posts are. Nice to have Danny, Renato Sanchez, Sambi and White. Hope we go for GK too.Exciting times ahead with Mikel, a transfer window never looked so exciting in so many years.

  6. ThirdManJW says:

    We already have one, Aubameyang!

  7. Voyageur says:

    Not for me. Whether he’s better than Lacazette is debatable and the fact that he’s 29 in two weeks and looking for a last big payday screams no to me.

    Let Spurs use some of their Kane money on him.

  8. Grandad says:

    Nothing has emerged from within our Club , to suggest that we are considering adding to our current group of strikers which include Auba, Lacazette, Nketiah,Balogun and Martinelli who is quite capable of playing through the middle.Having brought in a back up for Tierney our priority should be to strengthen our midfield ,particularly so with the likely departure of Xhaka , Guendouzi and Torrerria.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍 And so say all of us!

  9. ken1945 says:

    Would love to see him in our shirt and in place of Aubameyang – younger, hungrier and with a point to prove at a top club.

  10. RW1 says:

    Sure if our ambition stops at trying to get in to the European third tier he would be fine

    1. ken1945 says:

      Well, if that happened (third tier) it would show signs of improvement!!!

  11. VasC says:

    Yes, please. On a one year load deal with an obligation to buy, IF we qualify for UCL when the season ends.

    Else, No. Thank you.

  12. Nickerless Bender says:

    I think it is a good shout.

    Not gonna happen though.

    Doesn’t fit the process🤪

  13. kev says:

    This guy can finish well. Unfortunately he’s injury prone. I’d have taken him in a heartbeat.

    1. kev says:

      That is super accurate and very well spotted. Another problem is when he finds it difficult to sort out his feet when he has to just take the shot

  14. TommyGun says:

    Not an upgrade to any of our regular strikers.
    Not a priority position worth strengthen this summer.
    Not a good sign for our youngsters looking to progress.
    Not worth suggesting as never going to happen.
    Let’s have a look at Vardy, Wood, Antonio, Benteke, or Bamford if Ings is on the table.
    No thank you.

    1. Alanball08 says:

      They all have there strengths and weakness
      I would stick with Balogun and Martinelli for the future
      Both still young and bags of improvement to be had so I don’t want to burden them with expectations of 15 goals plus a season but between them they can cause havoc at the right times for us

      1. kev says:

        None of them are better than Ings except Vardy who is well clear of all of them. Ings is injury prone which makes him less attractive

        1. Grandad says:

          Vardy is on the downside of his career and as he loses pace this will accelerate quickly.Of the strikers you mentioned, Bamford impressed me most last season and was unlucky not to make the Euros squad.

  15. Herbz says:

    Not Arsenal material!

    If we’re to sign a striker, it definitely has to be ALEXANDER ISAK or the more out-of-reach LAUTARO MARTINEZ.

    I’ve seen both players… long enough… (> 3 years) to know that they’re more than what we need to return to our past glories.

    No room for more substandard players.

  16. Joe. S says:

    Would have to get rid of Lacazette and Nketien first ,but Ings would be an ideal foil for Aubamayang or Martinellii. Can sniff out chances. Tierney’s juicy crosses would suit him perfectly.

  17. gunnerforlife says:

    We should go in for Isak or Patrick Schick if we are going in for a new striker.

  18. JW says:

    Does Arsenal need this consistently INJURED player?

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