Sunday, June 16, 2024

Arsenal looking to complete striker signing before pre-season tour

According to the Independent, Arsenal want to add a top striker to their ranks and they’re aiming to get it done before embarking on their pre-season tour. Newcastle’s Alexander Isak and Ajax’s Brian Brobbey are believed to be at the top of their wish list on that front, and they hope that bringing in such a player will be enough to turn Mikel Arteta’s team into a Premier League-winning one, after two seasons of finishing runners-up.

The Gunners are expected to move for Isak first. However, they are aware that Newcastle, who hope the Sweden international will sign a new contract soon, would likely refuse to do a deal. Arsenal will still try, but if signing Isak proves impossible, they won’t allow themselves to get drawn into a long saga and will move on to their second target – Brobbey. Viktor Gyokeres of Sporting Lisbon is also an option, but Ivan Toney has fallen far down the list due to Brentford demanding £100 million for his services when Arsenal expressed their interest back in January.

Apart from a striker, Arteta wants another midfielder and a left-back in his squad.


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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