Insigne – ‘Chelsea or Arsenal? Victor Osimhen must choose…’

Insigne – ‘Chelsea or Arsenal? Victor Osimhen must choose…’
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Victor Osimhen is at a crossroads in his career, with his future the topic of hot debates within the football fraternity.

The Napoli forward has been through plenty of turmoil this season, which included the row between him and his club over a negative video that led to speculation about his immediate future.

The furore seems to have boiled over, but it is akin to the calm before the storm, as the speculations are still rife over whether he will remain at Napoli or leave in the summer.

Several clubs have indicated interest in Victor Osimhen, with Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United being the front runners.

It seems the debate is down to either Chelsea or Arsenal. So the elephant in the room is whether Victor Osimhen should join Blues or the Gunners.

The Premier League is the place for Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen - the beautiful bride
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The Victor Osimhen transfer news saga continues to roll on, with it seeming a certainty that his time in Naples is all but up.

There are many arguments for which club best suits the Super Eagles striker, with many agreeing that the Premier League is the place for him.

It was alluded that Real Madrid has had meetings with the forward's entourage and a possibility of arriving in Madrid.

Former Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne has stated that the choice is down to the player. He narrated how tough it was to resist the interest from Saudi Arabia.

“He will make the best decision for himself. I hope he stays at Napoli for a long time, and if the club has to make an extra effort on the contract, it will be worth it. Because there are few strikers as talented as him,” Insigne said.

Almost everyone seems to agree that Manchester United is not the place for Victor Osimhen, but which club would be better for him – Chelsea or Arsenal?

Chelsea or Arsenal, where should Victor Osimhen head?

Victor Osimhen - off to Arsenal
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Despite his absences this season due to injury, Victor Osimhen has scored six goals in Serie A for the Partenopei and has attracted interest from Europe's elite.

Victor Osimhen resisted interest from Saudi Arabia, but between Chelsea and Arsenal, where should he go?

Chelsea will be able to give Victor Osimhen a higher salary than Arsenal, but it seems the Blues will not be able to offer him Champions League football.

The Stamford Bridge side look disjointed and have plenty of ground to make up.

They have not decided on an identity which will adversely affect the fortunes of the striker.

On the other hand, Arsenal offers a more stable environment that suits Victor Osimhen's style of play.

They have a well-organised team and are challenging for the Premier League, which should motivate the striker. They will also be able to offer him Champions League football.

Aside from the sentimental feeling of playing for a club he has adored for a long time, this might not be the best time to play for Chelsea.

However, one can argue that Napoli were almost in the same boat before Osimhen arrived, but they were not in as much disarray.

After everything, the ball is in the striker's court.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).