Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign a new striker to supplement Mikel Arteta’s present options despite the uncertainty surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to ESPN.
According to the same story, Arsenal could lose Eddie Nketiah, Folarin Balogun, and Alexandre Lacazette next season, as all three players have been linked with moves away from the north London club.
According to the same report, Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic have been scouted ahead of the January transfer window.
Arsenal’s transfer boss Edu, according to ESPN, has been turned off by Fiorentina’s exorbitant £68 million asking price for the Serbia international, as the Gunners continue to search for possible possibilities.
According to the report, the Gunners have sent scouts to monitor En-Nesyri, who scored 24 goals in all competitions for Sevilla in the 2020-21 season.
According to the article, the African striker has been sidelined for much of the current season due to a muscular ailment, but Arsenal could sign him for virtually half the price of Vlahovic.
According to ESPN, Sevilla is looking for a sum of roughly £36 million for the Moroccan international.
Since his €20 million signing from Leganes in January 2020, En-Nesyri has scored 33 goals in 87 games across all competitions.
Author’s Opinion on Arsenal transfer plans
Given the situation with Aubameyang, Arsenal need to sign a striker, but the Gunners may struggle to find a viable replacement in the January transfer window.
The Gunners spent a lot of money in the summer on new players, so it’s tough to see them spending £60 million or more on a new striker next month.
En-Nesyri, on the other hand, is a far cheaper option than Vlahovic, who is reportedly not interested in moving to Arsenal despite having a long list of admirers.
So, if Arsenal are eager to bolster Arteta’s attack in January, En-Nesyri could be a good option given his impressive return for Sevilla and reasonable asking price.