William Gallas advises Arsenal to snub Osimhen and sign Premier League striker

William Gallas holds the opinion that Dominic Solanke would be a more favourable signing for Arsenal compared to Victor Osimhen as the Gunners explore the possibility of acquiring both players.

With Mikel Arteta’s team in search of a new striker, various names, including Ivan Toney and Osimhen, have surfaced on their radar. Osimhen, who played a key role in Napoli’s Serie A title victory last season, is attracting interest from the Premier League.

However, Gallas suggests that Osimhen’s personality might be too strong for Arteta’s liking. On the other hand, Solanke is considered a potentially better fit for Arsenal according to Gallas. The Gunners continue to monitor their options as they look to reinforce their attacking lineup ahead of the upcoming season.

Gallas said, as quoted by The Sun:

“I think Arsenal needs one striker who is different than Gabriel Jesus. One striker who is physically better can help the team play a different style of football.

“Osimhen, Toney or Solanke? It’s a good question! It’s not just about the quality of the players but it’s if the player can have a good relationship with the manager.

“If you have a strong character and a strong personality, that might not suit what the manager wants.

“I’m not sure about Victor Osimhen. He has a strong character but I’m not sure if he’ll have a good relationship with Arteta.

“If I was Arteta, I would sign for Dominic Solanke, who is also a cheaper option than Osimhen and Toney.”

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We trust Arteta to make the right decision when it comes to which player he needs to add to his squad.

The gaffer has signed several players in the past who have done well for the team, and we expect him to make the right pick among the striker options available to him.

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  1. I don’t usually take any notice of what Gallas says, but on this subject I’ll agree. I think Salanke would be a perfect fit for Arsenal, and at a fair price.

  2. Osimhen is very aggressive. He is a natural goal scorer with immense energy. Very quick and runs the channels. We should consider him rather.
    Solanke is good. But I prefer we sign Osimhen

  3. Why is Arsenal and it’s fans so pesmistic? I mean we should start thinking about the best. Mbape should be the subject because I believe we can afford him now provided we get rid of expensive mediocres. We are not short of depth in numbers but short of quality in depth.

  4. Definitely Dominic Solanke is a top quality striker. And who already has Premier League playing experience.
    As against Napoli’s striker Victor Osimhen who hasn’t any. But that should not constitute a handicap for him in the Epl if Arsenal sign him next summer.
    I did at one time advocate for Solanke to Arsenal to sign him next summer. But after a lack luster performance by his AFC Bournemouth club side in the Epl at home to Liverpool who beat them heavily. And Solanke played in the match but didn’t score nor assisted to score in the match. I decided to cool my interest in him for Arsenal to sign him.
    But since he has by and large remain a fine striker still scoring goals in the Epl this season i think. Arsenal can sign him next summer window if they want to sign him.
    But his signing by Arsenal SHOULD not be at the expense of them dropping their signing of Osimhen to sign Solanke.
    This is true because Osimhen is a world class striker repute. And whose pressing is at the very top level of game. If Arsenal sign him next summer, he’ll bring invaluable pressing to the Gunners attack next season. The bull sit of him likely to have a personality clash with Arteta is unfounded and baseless. For, no such thing will happen between Arteta and Osimhen. As the Nigerian striker is of good character person unquestionable.
    As a matter of fact, I will suggest to Arsenal to sign both Osimhen and Solanke next summer for a rich striker options having by Arteta next season.
    I mean GJesus, Osimhen and Solanke as the main stay of the Arsenal strikers.

    1. Thank you very much Samuel, Galas was the one that really gave us a lot of stick when he was with us. Like seating down on the pitch when things are not going very well. Nigerians are very well behaved in sports . Upbringing has a lot to do with it.
      We should be looking at Toney too. Anyway we have scored more goals than any other team in the League this term. Do we really need a striker .when we have so many scoring goals and having fun. I personally prefer this type of collective scoring ability than a main striker getting all the goals. This is all what football is about.

  5. I admit I haven’t watched much of him, but my impression of solanke is that his playing style is quite basic, and I don’t think he’s got a great first touch. Whoever’s going to replace Jesus needs to be a real upgrade, someone who can link the play and occupy defenders like Jesus (or better) – important to help us sustain attacks and thereby dominate the play – but also have the quality in front of goal to put the chances away. Imo solanke is probably an upgrade in the latter aspect, but he’d be a downgrade in the former, so for me, he’d likely be a poor signing.
    Toney, on the other hand, has something significant to offer in both aspects, so I think he’d be a good signing if the transfer fee was right (discounting any personal/character concerns others have raised). I strongly suspect osimhen would be a real upgrade on Jesus in both respects, and would be my preference.

    1. Yes DAVI, Solanke is definitely NOT a real top class striker. Decent at Bournemouths level but not anywhere near what WE need.

      I am content that he wont be of any interest to MA.

      IF I thought he was, then I would be worried.

      But MA is not interested and therefore I am not worried. MA knows very well we need FAR BETTER THAN middling only Solanke.

  6. Osimhen is better than Solanke and most of the other strikers linked to Arsenal. The main concern is the potential cost of a transfer.
    There is nothing to suggest that Osimhen would have a difficult relationship with Arteta. This is just nonsense peddled by certain people to generate debate.

  7. Solanke looks like a decent player, but not proven top quality just yet. There are better options out there.

  8. We do not need a striker, we already have strikers scoring goals for fun. The boys are very good at this moment. We should be grateful for what we have

  9. I love this Viktor Gyokeres guy, he is young, tall and everything we need, and I also believe he would be cheaper than others. That dude would go places with this Arsenal team.

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