Arsenal have apparently been given a route into a deal involving one of the world’s most deadly strikers.
According to rumours, Arsenal has been offered the possibility of a trade involving Napoli sensation Victor Osimhen, but it would come at a cost. The Gunners are expected to be in the market for a striker in either January or next summer, after deferring on that front during the previous summer window, at least in terms of a pure goalscorer.
Kai Havertz was signed as an alternate forward option, but Arteta decided to stick with Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus. However, that may not be the case in January or next summer, with Arsenal likely to require a goalscorer if they are to dominate the major championships, which they want to.
Napoli sensation Osimhen has been connected, with the forward expected to leave next summer following a spat with club executives.
Osimhen was mocked on the club’s TikTok channel, prompting him to explore legal action, although no significant steps have been taken as of yet. Meanwhile, Osimhen has continued to play for Napoli, but it has been reported that the Italian club is planning to sell him next summer, one year after demanding well over £100 million from any and all interested parties.
According to Calciomercato, Napoli would be willing to trade Osimhen to Arsenal next summer on one condition, which Arteta may be unwilling to meet. According to reports, Napoli would like to include Gabriel Jesus in the trade, as well as a hefty transfer money, given that Arsenal only spent £50 million for Jesus, while Osimhen is worth more than £100 million.
Jesus has been an integral part of Arteta’s game plan since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium, and he may be hesitant to agree to such a move, even if it means acquiring one of the top goal scorers in the world. Meanwhile, Arsenal has been linked with a January transfer for Ivan Toney, who is eager to leave Brentford after his gambling ban expires this winter.