Arsenal will be on the hunt for a new centre forward in the summer, as Mikel Arteta continues the process of moulding the squad into one that fully represents his footballing identity.
Both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette will be out of contract this summer, with neither at this stage looking likely to extend their long term futures at the club, which leaves Arsenal with only Folarin Balogun as their recognised striker going into next season.
A whole host of names have been reportedly linked with a move to the Emirates stadium, one of which is Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
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The Toffees centre forward is currently having a difficult season in Merseyside, with just three goals to his name in thirteen League appearances and former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has urged the Gunners to ‘steer clear’ of the 25-year-old.
“It’s a strange one. I think when he’s fully fit and firing, I can see it,” Campbell said. “But putting my Arsenal cap on, as an Arsenal fan – would it really excite me?
“If I’m holding my hands up, no. It would cost a lot of money in transfer fees and wages, so I would steer clear. If you’re going to make a statement then you’d set your targets a bit higher. That being said, if you can get him for the right money – he could be a really good signing for Arsenal.”
Campbell isn’t wrong with regards to the money needed to acquire Calvert-Lewin, but if Everton were to get relegated, which is very much a possibility, this could potentially give the north Londoners the upper hand in negotiating for a smaller fee.
Source by Football London