Arsenal reportedly fancy 'fantastic' £72,000-a-week star, fans should be buzzing - TBR View
Arsenal are continuing to monitor Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to The Athletic.
The need for a new striker was laid bare last night as the Gunners lost 2-1 to the Toffees at Goodison Park.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t scored since October; whilst Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah also seem out of sorts.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made some decent additions during his time in charge.
Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard have all been pretty good since arriving at the club.
There is going to come a time when Arteta needs to land a striker though and that could be a defining moment for Arteta.
Despite what some fans are hopeful of, it seems unlikely that the boss will be sacked.
Although it’s very much one step forward, two backwards, there is a sense that he’s building something at the Emirates Stadium.
Getting the new striking signing right is a must though and Calvert-Lewin fits the Arsenal ethos nicely.
Last season, he was called ‘fantastic’ by Carlo Ancelotti as he smashed 21 goals and claimed five assists for Everton.
This season he has scored three goals in three games but a broken bone in his foot has now sidelined him.
At 24-years-old, Calvert Lewin looks set for a really big future and the fact he’s proven should be a big tick in the box for Arsenal.
Exciting: Arsenal fans should be thrilled if Calvert-Lewin signs
He might not be one of Europe’s elite strikers but it’s important for Arsenal fans to remember where they are as a club.
It’s been several years since they were in the Champions League and signing stellar strikers might not be possible.
That should lead the Gunners to Calvert-Lewin.
The striker has scored goals in a team inferior to Arsenal and with a plethora of creative talent, he could bag for fun at the Emirates Stadium.
Calvert-Lewin signed a five-year contract at Everton recently and he won’t come cheap.
The £72,000-a-week player may fancy European football though and he’d have more chance of that at Arsenal.
He might not be the big name that some supporters seek but there is a lot to like about Calvert-Lewin and his Premier League pedigree could see the fans buzzing.
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