Arsenal have a history of missing out on big players. It started since Arsene Wenger‘s time at Arsenal. One of the many prominent names that Arsenal missed out include Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi etc. This time its Nkunku. This just goes to show that Arsenal have a superior scouting system than other teams in the League. However, This scouting system is fruitless as most of the players end up being in rival clubs.
Now, Arsenal have missed out on signing Christopher Nkunku. Back in 2019 under former coach Unai Emery, Arsenal were very close to signing the Frenchman. However, Arsenal’s “miser” board refused to spend a measly 13m for him. Currently, Nkunku has played 29 matches for RB Leipzig in Bundesliga and has scored 17 times and assisted a further 12 times.
He has scored more than Messi and Ronaldo combined. Arsenal are regretting their choices now as the Nkunku could have proved to be the difference. Arsenal have scored 45 times this season, Nkunku has more goal involvements this season with 48 to his name.
Should Arsenal retry for Nkunku?
Arsenal should definitely try again for Nkunku as the Frenchman is just 24 years old. He is nowhere near his peak and has a lot more to offer. However, His value has gone up since Arsenal were last interested in him.
Nketiah and Lacazetta are likely to leave Arsenal in the Summer, Arteta would definitely need a proper forward to replace them. He should target Nkunku as well as Lautaro Martinez. However, Arsenal face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich who are eyeing the forward.
Manchester United have shown interests in Nkunku and according to reports, Ralf Rangnick is a fan of the Frenchman. Since United are to undergo a huge rebuild in the Summer, It is highly likely that United will make a move for the Leipzig man. Arsenal need to spend the big bucks if they are to secure the services of Nkunku.
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