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Osimhen, Gyokeres, Zirkzee join Toney on Arsenal’s striker wishlist

By on February 28, 2024

Ivan Toney Brentford

According to The Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in signing either Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen, Joshua Zirkzee, or Viktor Gyokeres in the summer to improve their attack for next season.

Every day, a rumor pops up about which top striker the Gunners will sign. And so the Daily Mail has identified four top strikers, of whom one is likely to join Arteta’s project in the summer.

Not long ago, transfer expert Dean Jones hinted at Brentford’s Ivan Toney as Arsenal’s top striker target. The Englishman is no doubt a fine striker; after returning from his betting ban, he has scored four goals in seven games. He sure has silenced those who said he was finished. Mikel Arteta and Edu would do well to sign him.

It is worth noting that Brentford boss Thomas Frank revealed that Toney may leave in the summer. One report has even claimed he might be available for as little as £50 million. With other teams also aware of this transfer opportunity, Arsenal will face competition.

Different Strikers Targeted

Fortunately, the Gunners have identified multiple striking targets. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee, and Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres are the other targets, as per the Daily Mail.

These three strikers have great goal-scoring records, making them intriguing prospects for Arsenal. These are their current league stats thus far this season:

  • Victor Osimhen has eight goals and two assists in 14 games.
  • Joshua Zirkzee has nine goals and three assists in 25 league games.
  • Viktor Gyokeres has 17 goals and eight assists in just 21 league games.

If Arteta could sign Toney, Osimhen, Zirkzee or Gyokeres he would massively improve Arsenal’s attack. Having a talented striker would help the Gunners compete on all fronts next season and provide a top class alternative to Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus is a hugely talented attacker but he’s not a prolific goal-scorer and has struggled with persistent injuries. The Brazilian hasn’t played since late January due to a niggling knee injury and missed a large portion of last season with a similar issue.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal will carefully manage Jesus over the closing months of this season and he was an unused substitute during the 4-1 win over Newcastle last time out having recently returned to full training.

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