Arsenal urged to sign a new prolific striker in January

By on September 29, 2023

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Transfer insider Dean Jones has urged Arsenal to sign a new prolific striker to strengthen their frontline in the upcoming window.

The Gunners already have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as the striker option. In addition, they have signed Kai Havertz this summer, he is a versatile player as he can play anywhere across the attacking midfield position but can also be deployed in the centre-forward role. However, none of them have started the season well, scoring only three goals combined so far this term.

Now, speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has questioned Nketiah’s ability to help Arsenal achieve success going forward and the transfer insider has also questioned Havertz’s efficiency in front of the goal.

Arsenal urged to sign a striker

So, the journalist claims that Arsenal need a new striker to achieve their lofty ambitions this season and he also says that the Gunners have realised this issue so they have started to explore the possibility of signing Ivan Toney in January.

Jones said:

“Is Nketiah genuinely going to be strong enough to be the guy that they play through the middle? Can you trust Havertz to score the goals? And now that Arsenal are being linked with Ivan Toney, it goes to show that they genuinely have got an eye on the transfer market and bringing in a proper established number nine, which I think this team does need.

“I think if they’re going to actually compete to win the Premier League and also be strong in Europe, then they are a body down in terms of like a goalscorer. And it won’t surprise me at all to see them dip into the market in January.”

Arsenal indeed need a new striker to take the next step in their rebuild as both Nketiah and Jesus lack cutting-edge in front of the goal. So, I think purchasing a new forward would be the right decision and Toney could be a shrewd signing.

However, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually opt to make a concrete approach to sign the Brentford star in the upcoming transfer window.