Arsenal casting for number 9


By: Manu Tournoux

Will Arsenal steal the Premier League right under the noses of Manchester City and Liverpool? The Gunners are in any case first with 10 days remaining. All without an attacker. We are exaggerating a little because they have Gabriel Jesus and his replacement Eddie Nketiah in their ranks. But it is Kai Havertz who has often played this role, as a false number 9, in the face of injuries, or poor form, of the first named. With difficulty at first, before taking the measure of the position.

The fact remains that Edu, the sporting director of Arsenal, has a very clear mission for the summer transfer window: to find the new benchmark scorer for the London club. Already in January, rumors were swirling about a possible recruitment, with the Englishman Ivan Toney, who returned from his long suspension with Brentford. He preferred to stay at his club as a thank you for the trust given. But he will be in Arsenal's sights again this summer, relays together the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail.

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Ten attackers would thus be on Edu's list. Toney, therefore, but also Alexander Isak, from Newcastle. The Toons must remain within the nails of English financial fair play, and will need to sell this summer, Arsenal could therefore benefit from this. These two players, Toney and Isak, would currently be favored by London leaders, because they have the advantage of already knowing the Premier League. The other players followed are not in this case.

There are those who come from the Bundesliga, like Loïs Openda, Benjamin Sesko (partners at RB Leipzig), and Victor Boniface (who performs at Bayer Leverkusen). There is the one that everyone will be chasing, Victor Osimhen (Naples), and the revelations of the season, like Viktor Gyokeres (Sporting CP), Evanilson (Porto) or Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord). Names that you regularly find in our ranking of the best European scorers. Brian Brobbey, from Ajax Amsterdam, is the last name on Edu's list, who clearly has no plans to move into Ligue 1.

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