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Arsenal Faces Financial Hurdle in Pursuit of Joshua Zirkzee

Arsenal find itself facing a financial hurdle in securing their top-priority forward, Joshua Zirkzee.

The Gunners, have struggles in front of the goal this season. As a result, they are eager to inject firepower into their squad, and Zirkzee has emerged as a prime target.

Arsenal’s record-breaking 88 goals last season contrast sharply with a current decline in their goal-scoring prowess.

The struggles of their forwards, coupled with mixed performances from Kai Havertz, have prompted the club to seek reinforcements.

Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu Gaspar, is willing to pay a premium to bring Bologna star Joshua Zirkzee to Arsenal.

Zirkzee made the move to Serie A from Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants retaining a buyback option around £35m.

However, Bologna are demanding £50 million, a figure that poses a financial challenge for Arsenal in the current scenario.

Sale of Nketiah maybe be the solution for Arsenal

However, the potential sale of Eddie Nketiah valued around £50m could play a crucial role in balancing the books.

Crystal Palace is said to be interested in acquiring Nketiah, and the funds generated from his sale could provide Arsenal with the necessary capital to secure Zirkzee’s services.

Nketiah, a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy, holds the potential to contribute to Arsenal’s profitability and sustainability within the Premier League’s financial framework.

Transfermarkt currently values Zirkzee at €30 million, aligning with the reported figures in the ongoing negotiations.

Arsenal, keen to overcome their scoring struggles, may need to navigate the complexities of player sales to make their pursuit of Zirkzee a reality during this transfer window.

As the clock ticks down on the January window, Arsenal face a delicate balancing act between financial prudence and on-field aspirations, with the hope that strategic player movements will pave the way for the acquisition of Joshua Zirkzee and a revitalized attacking force at the Emirates.

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