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Arsenal in for new striker? En-Nesyri interest grows & Gunners could still make a move Isak
Several reports emerging over the last 24 hours suggest that Arsenal are in the market for a striker.
The Gunners currently have a number of striking options on their books. However, the majority of which could certainly be improved upon.
Alexandre Lacazette has been used as the Gunners’ main no.9 under Mikel Arteta. However, the Frenchman’s form is often inconsistent, he is 30 and, most importantly, out of contract next summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another experienced option at centre-forward, but he generally performs best on the left-wing.
That leaves the inexperienced trio of Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun.
Nketiah is out of contract next summer whilst both Martinelli and Balogun are yet to prove they can cut it up top for a club who are supposed to be eyeing European football.
So, whilst they did not get round to it this summer, you would assume Arsenal are now eyeing some fresh legs up top.
Football.london reporter Chris Wheatley has recently claimed in a Q&A that Arsenal will try to sign a forward in the winter window and that said position will be prioritised over a midfielder.
And now, some insight into who the north Londoners could be targeting has been provided.
Firstly, football.london citing Transfermarketweb, claim that Arsenal have not given up in their pursuit of Real Sociedad centre-forward Alexander Isak, and though he recently signed a new contract with the Spanish outfit, it is claimed that the Gunners could still make a move to bring him to north London in the coming months.
Then, according to Rudy Galetti, Arsenal’s interest in Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri continues to grow and the Gunners may decide to include Lacazette in a future negotiation for the Moroccan:
🚨🔃 #Arsenal‘s interest in #EnNesyri continues to grow 🇲🇦. #Gunners, after asking #Sevilla for information, may decide to include #Lacazette in a future negotiation. Evaluations in progress. 🐓⚽ #Calciomercato #Transfers #EPL #Liga https://t.co/Wcj0sQ4QUB
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) September 16, 2021