Which realistic striker could replace Aubameyang at Arsenal?

I’m sure you are all sick of hearing that all of our rivals are queuing up to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but should rumours prove true then we will more than likely need to sign a replacement.

We posed the point yesterday that Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli have earned a chance to try and stake a claim for a first-team role at the centre of our attack should rumours prove to be true, but that could prove to risky to our club and manager alike, so who else would we like to see don the Arsenal shirt.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has come on leaps and bounds under Carlo Ancelotti, notching up a whopping 10 league goals since December alone(compared to the three he picked up before Ancelotti joined), proving that with the right manager he can be a goal machine. Arguments can be made for him, but for me, he doesn’t make my top two, and I also don’t see Everton selling for less than £50 Million, despite signing him for under £2 Million back in 2016.

I’ve always been a fan of Jamie Vardy, but he’s another player we should have signed a few years ago, and he should play out the rest of his days with Leicester in my opinion. Fellow English striker Danny Ings is a different story however.

The Southampton hitman has notched up an incredible 15 goals this term, a stat I am about to strengthen. Ings is the top goalscorer in the league if you was to exclude any player who has scored penalties, and on goals excluding penalties instead of penalty takers, he would sit one goal behind leader, our very own Aubameyang. He has more outfield goals than Aguero, Tammy Abraham and Mohamed Salah, and would be tied with Jamie Vardy in second spot.

This is all with a much weaker team in Southampton, who lets be real, would most likely be battling relegation had the 26 year-old not consistently found the net.

The former Burnley striker did get a big move to Liverpool previously and that only failed because he missed almost a whole season with a broken leg, before his style of play left him frozen out by new manager Jurgen Klopp.

For me, there is no contest. If we are making a signing from the Premier League, Danny Ings has to be that man. That’s not to say I wouldn’t love to see our current crop given the chance to shine.

Is Ings an under-rated Premier League star? How much would it take to prise him away from Southampton?

Patrick

10 Comments

  1. Francis says:

    The only worry is the price ( since he is English) and the fact that he is injury prone

  2. A J says:

    Coming from a position of accepting the heading of this topic could be necessary in the first place, I have an “inkling” the club have more than one beady eye on a favoured replacement.

    Raul Jimenez of Wolves.

    As an aside, a Wolves mate recently told me a sizeable release clause has just been slapped on the player to fend off current “interest”.

  3. Kedar says:

    Timo Werner…

  4. Edouard Bloom says:

    AZ Alkmaar’s Myron Boadu. If Lacazette follows Auba to La Liga as expected, hopefully we’ll be seeing two teenage strikers upfront with Boadu and Martinelli.

  5. jon fox says:

    Ings is a good and hard workingplayer who wouldimprove further under MA. But forget him, as he will be out of our price and if let go would not choose us. Why would he! He would be much sought by better teams than us.

  6. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Good idea let’s Sell him to Man Utd the last time we sold our top Striker to Man Utd (RVP) they went on to win the Premiership.

  7. Sue says:

    Calvert-Lewin??? Omg no thanks!
    We can’t sell Auba to the Mancs, we just can’t…..

  8. Mogunna says:

    You can’t serious replacing Aubq by any of these players beside Werner who is a different player but as prolidic as exciting for present and nainky a briggt future.

    But it is not what future has to offer to him at Arsenal and why he is signing to. Klopp. He wants to and will progress there…

    We have young hungry players on the bench and a big gun coming up, Balogun! Young Auba!

    That’s not very important today. What everyone must look at is how this virus evolves in order to realize that it won’t be any EPL nor CL as it is no Euro anymore this season.

    Spain confinement was extended to 6 weeks, for now, but way it evolves it is already know it will be til September.

    Means no CL nor El qualifying rounds, no football at all.

    Yep, looks like we will start next season late already, at least.

    Don’t want to pessimistic but realistically we heading for a tuff run. To be confined this way not evem a week in France already getting tuff.

    You all stay safe and UK mates, please do not wait on that Bobo clown, stay home and keeps those hamds clean & that distance, and you be fine.

    Luv ya!

  9. Phenom says:

    Timo Werner

  10. Roshan says:

    In the summer

    Sell:
    Auba only if he wants to go – $50m
    Laca hopefully we can get $45m
    Sokratis – $10m
    Xhaka – $30m
    Miki – $10m
    Elneny – $5m
    Ozil to anyone to get wages off
    AMN – $20m
    Kola – $20m
    Torreira only if he wants and we find a suitable replacement – $30m

    Buy:
    CB: Torres/Maghalles – $30m
    CB/LB: Matvyienko – $30m
    CM: Szobsozlai – $20m
    CM/AM: Emi Buendia – $20m
    DM: Zakaria – $30m
    DM: Pape Gueye – $15m
    CAM: Korku – $20m
    ST: David – $20m
    Try keep Cellabos – $20m

    Team:
    Leno
    Bellerin Torres Salilba Tierney
    Zakaria Szobsozlai
    Pepe Buendia Saka
    Martinelli

    2nd Team:
    Martinez
    Soares Mustafi Mari Matvyienko
    Guendozi Cellabos
    Nelson ESR Kokcu
    Nketiah

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