Arsenal could look to sign Santiago Gimenez in January

By on November 2, 2023

Arsenal could reportedly look to sign Feyenoord star Santiago Gimenez in the upcoming transfer window, as per the 90min journalist Graeme Bailey.

Mikel Arteta already has Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus at his disposal as the striker options, in addition, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard can also play in that role if needed.

However, while Jesus has been struggling with his injury problems since joining the club last year, Havertz is yet to settle down in his new surroundings after moving to the Emirates Stadium at the beginning of this season.

Nketiah has recently showcased glimpses of his best by scoring a hat-trick against Sheffield United. But, it appears Mikel Arteta isn’t convinced by his current striker options so he has decided to explore the market to sign a new prolific striker.

A few options have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium with Ivan Toney being mentioned as a serious target. But, Gimenez is reportedly on their radar as well.

Gimenez to Arsenal

Speaking to the Talking Transfers Podcast, Bailey has reported that Arsenal could look to sign Gimenez in the upcoming transfer window over Toney as the Mexican is likely to be a cheaper option.

However, the journalist claims that several other clubs around Europe are also keen on purchasing the highly talented striker so Arsenal are set to face tough competition in getting any potential deal done for him next year.

Bailey also states that it is highly unlikely that Feyenoord would let their star man leave in mid-season so the striker isn’t expected to be available in January. Therefore, Arsenal will have to wait until next summer at least to purchase him.

Bailey said:

“Gimenez is one to watch out for for Arsenal as well, we know Ivan Toney is the one who’s been linked, but Gimenez would be much cheaper in terms of wages than Toney. So is the deal more expensive? Possibly not. He will be on the agenda of an awful lot of teams come the summer. I don’t think we’ll see Gimenez leave in January.”

It has been suggested that Feyenoord could demand a fee of around £39m to sell Gimenez next year so Arsenal can manage to secure the North American’s signature for an affordable price if they opt to make a move for him.

The 22-year-old has already showcased his goal-scoring prowess in recent times so he would be a great coup for the Gunners should they purchase him next year.

However, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually decide to formalise their interest in signing Gimenez in the upcoming transfer window.