Should Arsenal go all out for Cody Gakpo? He’s perfect for our youth project…

Arsenal make Dutch winger their ‘top priority’

Arsenal have made PSV Eindhoven’s winger Cody Gakpo their top priority for the winger position, reports Foot Mercato.

The 23-year-old has had a stellar campaign with the Dutch side, scoring 21 goals and 15 assists in just 45 games.

Three players in Gakpo, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka fighting for two attacking wing positions is already making me excited.

Even though the recently linked Raheem Sterling is a safer bet, Gakpo is the one who’s personally giving me the chills more.

The report further suggested that the youngster is highly rated by the recruitment team at London Colney, who have already placed him at the top of their transfer list.

Gakpo is currently valued at €22.5 million by Transfermarkt. But the strong interest that has been shown in him lately, that fee can easily go beyond €35 million.

The Gunners are still looking to find which competition will they be playing next season. If they acquire the Champions League, which they are likely to do so, acquiring Gakpo won’t be problem.

The 23-year-old is not just a good dribbler, he has a knack of scoring goals and assisting his teammates, which can’t be said of Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe.

The Ivorian has been disappointing to say the least since his arrival in summer 2019, and it’s not a surprise to see the North London outfit actively scouring the market to bring in fresh blood in the final third of the pitch.

Is Gakpo the right profile of player Arsenal should be looking at? What are your thoughts?

Yash Bisht

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  1. So we ditching smithrowe? Or do we see him playing elsewhere?

    I do not see smithrowe as opposition to odegaard they are completely different, then again I don’t see him like any other player in our team.

    I just hope there is a place for him, cos he is so different

    1. Atid, Listen to your self.
      Look at city; two strong players per position.
      Why should Arsenal just have one strong player per position?

  2. I like Gakpo and think he can bring something to the team. His numbers won’t translate to the PL, but his dribbling, creativity, and finishing talent won’t disappear.

    He definitely has a big upside and will improve as he ages. Fits nicely into the youth movement and a player I hope we add to our squad.

  3. I’ll gladly take anyone of Gakpo, Mousa Diaby or Sterling. Sorry to divert a bit, on the midfield signing, I’ll prefer Neves or Fabian Ruiz to Telemans. Just my thoughts.

    1. Same here with the midfield bro. Telemans not our guy. Ruiz or Melo. we need someone who is good with possession.

    1. Err he did say it was likely to be wrong….
      “Gakpo is currently valued at €22.5 million by Transfermarkt. But the strong interest that has been shown in him lately, that fee can easily go beyond €35 million”

  4. We need Gakpo but Arteta must learn how to rotate like the other great teams to provide for more competition.
    Get Gakpo, Jesus, Tielemans, Hickey and keep Nketia plus another attacker and probably a right back. then bring in Saliba. If Xaka leaves which I think he should, Bring in Fabian Ruiz.

    We are struggling too much to win even small teams. Something needs fixing; from defense through midfield to attack. We aren’t ready for big things just yet. European football should help to fix this with ability to get better players.

  5. I like him. Great fit. Only concern being his injury records. Specially his ankle injuries. Profile wise, I would love him to be in Arsenal next season.

  6. While I agree that Nicolas Pepe has been disappointing, he has 47 goals and assists from 110 appearances for Arsenal. He clearly does score when played whereas Gakpo is proven in a much weaker league.

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