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Watts suggests Arsenal move for Victor Osimhen is looking unlikely

Charles Watts has told his YouTube channel that he has his doubts about the chances of Arsenal sealing a move for Victor Osimhen this summer, with journalist saying he feels that a deal would be unlikely.

The Gunners are continuing their pursuit of a new striker this summer. With the international break now out of the way, the fans will be hoping that progress is made.

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Of course, Gabriel Jesus looks to be Arsenal’s top target. They are set to hold talks with the Manchester City star’s representatives in the near future.

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However, Mikel Arteta looks to be keeping his options open. Reports this week claimed that Arsenal had made a bid for Osimhen worth £51 million.

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The bid was quickly rejected. Napoli want at least £85 million for the Nigeria international before they even consider holding talks with any admirer about a move.

‘A very difficult one to do’

Watts was asked about the likelihood of Arsenal signing Osimhen. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, he suggested that a move from Stadio Diego Armando Maradona is looking doubtful. But he did not rule it out entirely either.

“It’s going to be a very difficult one to do: A – he’s going to be really expensive, B – Napoli are not an easy club to deal with, we know that. And as far as I’m aware Jesus is absolutely Arsenal’s priority when it comes to signing a new forward this summer,” he told his YouTube channel.

“Whether they have to turn to option B, option C, option D even as the summer progresses, we’ll wait and see. But at the moment, Jesus very much is the priority.

“So in terms of how good are Arsenal’s chances of Osimhen, I wouldn’t say they’re great. But I can’t rule it out at all. And the fact that they have held talks shows that he is a target. But it’s going to be a very difficult one to do.”

Arsenal move for Osimhen unlikely

Osimhen is a fantastic talent. He has been described as a ‘phenomenal‘ player. And he has scored 66 goals in all competitions across the last four seasons – in a number of leagues, too.

However, paying £85 million for him would be a gamble. Like Alexandre Lacazette, his tallies for league goals have tended to be in the low double-figures.

So given they can land Jesus for considerably less, it is no surprise that Arsenal are prioritising the Manchester City star in this window.

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