Surely Darwin Nunez must be Arteta’s top target this summer

It seems the hottest young striker in Europe at the moment is the Uruguayan hotshot Darwin Nunez, who is on fire for Benfica this season.

The Liga Portugal may be considered to be an inferior League but he has also scored 6 goals in the Champions League including one at Anfield last night.

In fact he had the ball in the back of Liverpool’s net 3 times but only one was allowed as the Reds were held to a 3-3 draw.

But interestingly, just before the game, the Benfica manager Nelson Verissimo admitted that Nunez is likely to be sold this summer as an economic reality.  “It’s the law of the market.” he told tribalfootball.

“Obviously players like Darwin, and the best players, the idea would be to keep them all, but we are in a competitive market, in which clubs need capital for their daily management, realising that he is having a very big evolution, he has an innate quality, he is building his way according to what he does individually and as a team.

“At the end of the season, if he has to go, we have to accept it, but it’s the law of Realizing that in Portugal, things are the same.

“We have to face this from a perspective of hiring, valuing, enhancing, and then there are stronger markets and because of that there are players that we cannot keep. Benfica is no exception to that.”

There is already interest from lots of big clubs, including Man United, according to various reports, and verissimo’s words are likely to create a bidding war, but I’m wondering if the 22 year-old may prefer to join Arteta’s youth revolution and be guaranteed to play, than to move to a giant club where he will be competing with many other top strikers for game time.

C’mon Edu, go get your foot in the door and get him to the Emirates next season!

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  1. The last paragraph says it all.
    You want him to come to us cause he Will be guaranteed playing time and won’t have to compete at a big club with less gam time.
    But you all scream for Saliba to come back to come and fight for his place and shouldn’t be guaranteed playing time but should proof it.
    Why is the logic not applied here??.
    Moreover both players are in a team who are guaranteed to play in UCL come next season.
    Something we don’t know if we are going to be playing there.
    Saliba is still our player, so he will be forced to be back or sold at worse.

  2. From what I’ve read there are about 6-8 teams vying for his signature this summer ,without CL we stand no chance ,and even if we did grab forth I would still say no chance looking at the teams after him .

  3. At Arsenal “We don’t buy stars we make them”
    Sambi 18 mill
    Tomiyasu 20 mill
    Gabriel 25 mill
    Saliba 27m
    Torreira 27mill
    Ramsdale 30 m
    Tierney 30mill
    Xhaka 30 mill
    Odegaard 30 mill
    Partey 45mill
    White 50mill
    Laca 50mill
    Auba 60 mill
    I wish we could just for one season live up to the spurious “claim” written on the Emirates and spend zero pound on new players. Forget paying 70m for Nunez because Arsenal fans expect a super expensive marquee signing every season. Superstar 182mill trio AubPepLaca have been hopeless at scoring goals for Arsenal this season. ESR and Saka are our top scorers and are both free while Martinelli cost 7mill. Just bring back Saliba. and promote Balogun Biereth Azeez Lopez +Patino.

    1. So we can finish 15th or 17th.? You try.
      How many teams in EPL play kids or Academy play.
      We can’t can’t survive playing Balogun and co. Even you will be the 1st person to say sack the coach.

      1. Not 15th, maybe 5th. But we really need such quality in our team to challenge for the premiership and champions league.

    2. But Nunez is at another level. It would make sense buying him. Let the team revolve around him, otherwise it will take another 10 years to get back to CL football. The Baloguns are a far cry from this guy. He’s a gem.

  4. That guy was terrific last night his first dissallowed goal and goal was what shocked me the most cos laca and nketiah his age mate will never be able to convert those chances but i think he will never consider a move to the emirates cos of his numerous and attractive options to pick from just like vlahovic and most recently MORATA turned us down.i think we should build a striker of our own.balogun,martinelli,biereth all have the potential.

    1. I like the sound of Biereth. I haven’t seen the boy but I get he’s special. I have my reservations about Balogun, but maybe he’ll evolve in the future. Maybe the new Ibrahimavich will fulfill his potential as well.

  5. Remember, l said in January that Arsenal should forget Vlahovic, who had made up his mind on joining Juventus. The signs were clear, only the blind Edu could not see it, as l begged to consider cheaper options in the likes of Darwin Nunez,Julian Alvarez, Karim Adeyemi and Arthur Cabral. Instead time wasted on someone that was never going to join Arsenal, while, Florientina went on to replace Vlahovic with Arthur Cabral. Manchester city have since bought Julian Alvarez. Now, Arsenal must do everything to buy Darwin Nunez, as he should be the number one target in the summer transfer window. This guy is only going to get better. However, if funds are available after securing the acquisition of Darwin Nunez, Arsenal could buy a second striker in Karim Adeyemi (he is left-footed)

    1. You are not Edu hence your opinion doesn’t matter, we will also miss out on Nunez because no serious player with ambition to win trophies will come to Arsenal. We have become such a joke of a club.

      1. Koss, so Partey, Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Ødegaard aren’t serious players and have no ambition to win silverware then ?

  6. Partey was able to be persuaded due to his African root and bigger salary.
    As much as he was important for Athletico, they won the league the moment he Left.
    Ramsdale have never reach any competition final not to talk of winning it.
    Tomi was unknown by many until he signed. He has done great job so far, but we can’t be certain he will back to his best with that injury.
    Ode was never wanted by Madrid
    3 different managers in Madrid and nobody rated him good enough for real. We were the only one who came for him, tell me the club he has helped in lifting trophy. To even think Madrid went to splash his sales fee on another young midfield shows they don’t rate him good enough.
    Respect to all these players tho, except for partey none of them is a serial winner.

  7. Right,we are not yet in the stage of signing proven players so let’s stick to the policy of signing young and promising talents who can get us competing for tittles in a few years time.

  8. If we sign all the good players in this world without a good coach who has proper man management, we may not get the desired results from those players.

    Have you guys wonder why most of our loaned/sold players are doing great under other managers?

    Saliba, torreira, guedouzi, auba etc were considered not good enough by the apprentice, but they are proving him wrong else where…

    1. Nobody listens. It’s impossible that all those considered bad suddenly excel. But nobody will listen to us.

  9. May I add also that the aforementioned players all play in the other top leagues in Europe, namely France, Italy and Spain, not some lower rated leagues.

    It speaks volume about how wasteful we have become in the last few years. If we can’t get the best out of the players we already have on our books and reward the youth with game time, then I’m afraid to say the club is regressing.

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