An insight into the plans of Premier League outfit Arsenal to reinforce the club’s frontline ahead of next season has been provided on Monday.
The subject of the Gunners’ striker pursuit has of course taken its place front and centre in the media headlines for several weeks now.
This comes with Mikel Arteta’s squad in desperate need of central reinforcements, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s January departure set to be followed by Alexandre Lacazette too calling time on his Emirates stint over the coming weeks.
In turn, Arsenal have been tipped as a potential landing spot for a whole host of high-profile hitmen, ranging from Darwin Nunez to Victor Osimhen to Gabriel Jesus.
LISBON, PORTUGAL – APRIL 23: Darwin Nunez reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Liga Bwin match between SL Benfica and FC Famalicao at Estadio da Luz on April 23, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
And now, as alluded to above, a fresh insight into the plans of those in a position of power on the red half of north London has been provided.
The info comes courtesy of the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, who has confirmed that Mikel Arteta’s current plan is based around heading into the new season with two centre-forward options at his disposal.
One of these players will come in the form of Eddie Nketiah, who was of course rewarded with a new contract at the Emirates earlier this week owing to his impressive form over the closing weeks of the campaign.
And the other, all going according to plan, will be the aforementioned Gabriel Jesus.
Brazilian international Jesus represents Arsenal’s priority summer transfer target, ahead of the expiration of his terms with Manchester City in just over 12 months’ time.
Only in the case that a deal for the 25-year-old cannot be found will Edu Gaspar and the transfer team in north London therefore seek out alternative avenues.
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