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Arsenal reportedly want £72k-a-week striker Martin Keown once deemed 'incredible'

Arsenal transfer speculation has seen plenty of players linked with the Emirates in wake of a dismal 2020-21 season.

Now, the Gunners are reportedly eyeing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are admirers of the England international.

Mikel Arteta apparently wants to revamp the Arsenal front line this summer.

Should the Gunners manage to shift some players, then they could potentially turn to Calvert-Lewin.

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Calvert-Lewin’s rise to prominence

The 24-year-old was in sensational form for Everton last term, registering 21 goals and four assists in all competitions.

In the Premier League, Calvert-Lewin grabbed 16 goals and two assists from 33 games in 2020-21.

The £72,000-a-week ace’s efforts led to an England call-up, with his debut coming in the 3-0 friendly win over Wales last October.

Calvert-Lewin has won 10 caps and is in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

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Arsenal transfer links with “incredible” aerial threat

One of Calvert-Lewin’s main strengths is his aerial presence, the striker able to outjump most of his markers in the box.

Last October, Arsenal legend Martin Keown singled the 6ft 2in ace out for praise.

“He’s full of confidence, he’s incredible in the air the leap he has,” Keown told talkSPORT.

“He’s staying much more central and he’s becoming more of a predator in the box and scoring goals for fun.

“Calvert-Lewin is really tearing things up and it’s great news for England. Great spring, there’s not many now better than him in the air.”

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