Arsenal are reportedly on the lookout for a striker this summer with doubts emerging over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – and the north Londoners have been linked a forward that Kieran Tierney once described as “brilliant”.
Football website 90Min claimed that Chelsea and Liverpool have joined the race to sign Aubameyang, who has continued his stunning form this season with 20 goals in 32 games. But they are not the only sides interested.
The Sun claim Aubameyang is also a £50million-rated target for Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona this summer. With a move looking likely, then, The Gunners may have to find a replacement for Aubameyang.
That is likely to see Arsenal scour the market for possible replacements, and The Mirror has claimed that Arsenal are rivalling Everton and Leicester for Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard – who is rated at £30million. Tierney played alongside him at Celtic.
“Odsonne was brilliant,” Tierney told the Record, after Edouard scored a hat-trick against Motherwell in December 2017. “He was up against physical centre-backs and I think he actually got the better of them. Odsonne was brilliant against Cedric Kipre.”
TBR’s view – Would Edouard be good enough for Arsenal?
The Gunners do have other options up front, other than Aubameyang. Gabriel Martinelli has starred for Arsenal this season following his move from Brazilian side Ituano, while Eddie Nketiah has returned from a failed loan spell at Leeds to shine.
Alexandre Lacazette is a top striker and although he is not at the top of his game right now, the Frenchman would surely improve if he was chosen as the man to replace Aubameyang. That being said, Tierney is bang on about Edouard.
To have scored 27 goals and created 19 more in just 42 games is incredible form – despite it being in the Scottish Premiership and Europa League. For just £30million, Edouard is a bargain.