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Arsenal bid for in-form striker who Brentford wanted too

Mikel Arteta

There’s been a twist in Edu’s search for a new number nine. Arsenal have apparently made an offer to sign an in-form striker who Brentford wanted to replace Ivan Toney with.

For the past few months, widespread reports have claimed that Arsenal are keen on signing a new number nine to gift manager Mikel Arteta more attacking options and a goal-scoring outlet.

The Gunners have just Gabriel Jesus, who’s now returned to training after a minor knee injury,

And Eddie Nketiah to select from as their natural options.

Arsenal in need of new striker to boost their squad

For the past few months, widespread reports have claimed that Arsenal are keen on signing a new number nine to gift manager Mikel Arteta more attacking options and a goal-scoring outlet.

The Gunners have just Gabriel Jesus, who’s now returned to training after a minor knee injury,

And Eddie Nketiah to select from as their natural options.

This was made evident in their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Liverpool last weekend, with Arteta’s side spurning a host of great chances that evening in what was a frustrating loss at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have been urged to sign a new striker in January by huge figures with ties to the club, like midfield legend and pundit Ray Parlour.

“Where they are going to be lacking is the striker position,” says Parlour to TEAMtalk late last year.

“In teams I played in we had four top strikers so I think that is one area they need to improve.

I know Jesus is out at the moment and Nketiah did brilliantly getting his hat-trick at the weekend but there is not a lot of options up front.

“I am sure Arteta, if there is someone available whether on loan

Or someone who is not playing on a regular basis but who he knows can do a decent job, will be looking for options.

When you are chasing a goal you have got to change it up front and they do not have that at the moment.”

One player they’ve been repeatedly linked with to strengthen their centre-forward ranks is Brentford star Toney, who is keen on making the move to Arsenal.


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