Arsenal are reportedly going to try signing a striker in the January transfer window. This is because of the long-term knee injury to their star striker Gabriel Jesus in the World Cup.
Hence, it looks like the Gunners will have to change their priorities in January. Therefore, it looks like the Premier League giants will hope to sign a forward within their budget.
ARSENAL NEEDS TO SIGN A NEW FORWARD IN THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW
According to reports, Arsenal will try to sign a new striker in the January transfer window. The Gunners had no intention to sign a new forward in the winter transfer window. However, the knee injury to Gabriel Jesus has changed their priorities. The report also claims that his injury issue is more serious than reported. It claims that the injury will take 3 months to heal. Hence, it looks like the Brazilian striker will miss the majority of the second half of the season.
Therefore, Mikel Arteta is likely going to dive into the January transfer window to sign short-term replacements. Hence, Edu Gaspar is scouting a number of forward that will be available in the January transfer window. Arsenal will hope that the potential option fits into the plans of Mikel Arteta within a short amount of time. The report also claims that the Gunners are likely to target one of the two striker options in the January transfer window.
THE GUNNERS ARE LOOKING AT BUDGET OPTIONS IN JANUARY
According to reports, Arsenal are looking at Marcus Thuram. Thuram’s contract with Borussia Monchengladbach is ending in the next summer transfer window. However, he has rejected contract extension proposals of the Bundesliga giants. Hence, Bayern Munich were also linked with him for the January transfer window. Although, recent reports confirmed that Bayern Munich decided to exit the race. Hence, it looks like the Gunners are looking at him. The French striker could be available for as little as 10-15 million.
Another option is Red Bull Salzburg‘s young striker Noah Okafor. The striker has 13 goals involvement this season. Hence, a number of top European clubs including Arsenal are fighting for his signature. However, his price is a little high for the Gunners. The report claims that Red Bull Salzburg are demanding 30 million for their young star striker. However, many experts have said that Arsenal should try to sign an experienced striker for the duration of the January transfer window.
Therefore, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have the decision to make on the striker situation in the January transfer. Many fans are also suggesting that the Gunners should terminate the loan contract of their young striker Florian Balogun. However, Mikel Arteta wants him to stay on loan with Reims to continue his development with them.
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