Arsenal Eyes Nigerian Striking Talents Osimhen and Boniface in Summer Transfer Plans

Amidst a disappointing winter spell, Arsenal appears to be strategically planning for the summer transfer window, with a four-man shortlist of striking options reportedly in consideration. Super Eagles duo Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface are among the targets being eyed by the Gunners.

The North London club faced criticism during their lackluster winter form, prompting calls from fans for a new striker. However, financial constraints and the threat of Financial Fair Play sanctions hindered Arsenal from addressing these concerns mid-season, despite their summer spending spree exceeding £200m.

Despite the earlier struggles, Mikel Arteta and Edu’s decision to stick with their current squad has paid dividends, with Arsenal showcasing an impressive run of form since their return from a mid-season training camp in Dubai. The Gunners’ recent resurgence in the Premier League, netting 25 goals in six consecutive wins, underscores the team’s attacking prowess.

Nevertheless, Arsenal’s deficiencies were exposed in their recent Champions League loss to Porto, highlighting the need for reinforcement upfront. With Gabriel Jesus battling knee injuries and Eddie Nketiah not deemed a long-term solution, Arsenal’s search for a new striker intensifies.

According to reports from TEAMtalk, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, who amassed 26 goals in Serie A last season, is a prime target for Arsenal. However, competition from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, who are reportedly better positioned to meet Osimhen’s substantial £113m release clause, complicates Arsenal’s pursuit.

With the departure of Folarin Balogun to Monaco, Arsenal’s need for a potent striker becomes more pronounced, signaling their intent to bolster their attacking options in the upcoming transfer window.

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