July 18, 2024

Rough combination: Arsenal has successfully found two deadly tractors in their transfer road” report.

With Lucas Nygaard’s signing last week, Arsenal is searching for their next acquisition. The transfer window has been open for just over two weeks. The runners-up in the Premier League were exciting to watch at times last season, but they finished the campaign without a win due to a lack of innovation in the middle of the year. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that attackers have been associated with them for the most part in recent weeks.

Whether it’s Spain’s quick winger Nico Williams, Viktor Gyokeres in recent weeks, or Benjamin Sesko last month, it’s obvious that the North Londoners are looking for more firepower this summer.

However, the latest star touted for a move to the Emirates might just be the most exciting forward of the lot and someone who would look incredible alongside Williams.

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According to a report from Spain, Arsenal have maintained their interest in Napoli’s star striker, Victor Osimhen, who is expected to leave Italy this summer.

The report claims that the Nigerian superstar’s most likely destination is the Premier League, and while ‘several clubs’ are willing to make a bid for his services, the Gunners and Chelsea remain his leading suitors.

The Neapolitans are still holding out for a team to pay his €120m release clause, which is around £102m, but there is a real chance that the fee could be reduced in negotiations.

It would be an expensive deal to get over the line regardless, but if Arsenal want to end their two-decade title drought next season, paying for Osimhen may be the way to do that – and a partnership between him and Williams could be a sight to behold.

Why Osimhen would be a great signing and teammate for Williams

So, the main reason that Arsenal and many other clubs want to sign the “Nigerian nightmare”, as dubbed by U23 scout Antonio Mango, is quite simple: he’s a goalscoring machine.

Despite enduring something of a down season last year, the £209k-per-week poacher still scored 17 goals and provided four assists in 32 appearances. During the campaign prior, he found the back of the net a staggering 31 times in 39 appearances while also providing five assists for good measure.

In contrast, Kai Havertz has scored 23 goals and provided eight assists in 98 appearances over the last two seasons, while Gabriel Jesus has scored 19 goals and provided 15 assists in 69 games across the same period.

The creative numbers of players like Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka would undoubtedly explode in North London with this amazing ability to put the ball in the back of the net, and if Edu and Co can add Williams to the mix, there might not be a defense in the league that can stop the Gunners’ attack.

The main reason the Spaniard would be such an incredible partner for the “world-class” Napoli star, as dubbed by managerial icon José Mourinho, is the fact he racked up a frankly absurd 19 assists in 37 appearances last season to go with his eight goals, meaning he averaged a goal involvement every 1.37 games for Athletic Bilbao.

Arteta should be excited about the prospect of Osimhen to his left and Saka to his right, who tallied 14 assists in 47 games the previous season. Consequently, the Gunners might be champions by this time next year if they have the opportunity to sign the Nigerian superstar this summer and if they can also sign Williams.

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