Report: Arsenal want two players for the same position this summer with 22-year-old key to Arteta's decision
Arsenal want to sign two strikers this summer but could well change course should Eddie Nketiah fire them into the top four and opt to stay.
Nketiah has come into a purple patch at the right time. However, there is still no sign of a new contract for the 22-year-old and as things stand, he is going to leave for nothing.
The Evening Standard has reported today how Arsenal’s plan is to sign two strikers this summer if they can. However, it’s suggested that the Gunners’ stance could well change if Nketiah does the business. Crucially, if he does opt to sign a new deal, that could mean Arsenal only push for one top striker.
How well that would go down with the Arsenal faithful remains to be seen. Nketiah has long been seen as a player with potential but up until recently, he hasn’t delivered. The Gunners are thought to want a top number nine to push them to the next level, after missing out on Dusan Vlahovic in January.
With regards to Nketiah, Crystal Palace are thought to have him top of their list. Clubs in Germany are also keen on the former Leeds loanee.
TBR’s View: Nketiah Decision Is A Big One For Arsenal
The problem Arsenal have got here is do they put their trust in a player who has done well over a few games, rather than appeasing fans and spending big on a proven player?
Arsenal also have Flo Balogun to come back from a loan spell. It will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta assess him upon his return from Middlesbrough.
On the surface, you would assume Arsenal fans want something new. Yes, Nketiah has done ok enough. But has he done enough in two or three years to suggest he’s the best man to be their number nine? Probably not.
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