Arsenal are obviously in desperate need of a striker, potentially even two, this summer, and their search for players of the right pedigree goes a long way back. There’s hardly any need to stress – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is no longer at the club, and Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are both set to follow the Gabonese through the exit door as free agents at the end of next month.
Arsenal have been credited with interest in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in recent months, among a number of other players who would be potentially tasked with leading the front line at the Emirates should they make the switch.
Osimhen’s contract with the Serie A side will still have three years left to run at the end of the season, and given the reputation of club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, it wouldn’t be too surprising for Arsenal to give up the interest for a year or two due to the likelihood of the price being unrealistically big. It wouldn’t make much sense for Napoli to sell their star striker from a sporting view either, but this is where De Laurentiis’s tendency to put business ahead of on-pitch success might actually help Arsenal in their pursuit, providing they are ready to pay big.