Gunners target Osimhen with intriguing swap deal

Gunners target Osimhen with intriguing swap deal
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Arsenal have been linked with a swap deal for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to Football London.

The Gunners are looking to acquire the services of a new striker and have been credited with an interest in several names such as Ivan Toney and Ollie Watkins. However, the latter recently penned a new contract with his current employers Aston Villa.

Amid the current uncertainty surrounding his future, Osimhen could be on his way out of the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium as contract talks between him and Napoli continue to stall.

Former Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel is keen to see Osimhen join Chelsea but the Blues have been underwhelming over the last 18 times and currently have no European football to offer

Osimhen, whose contract expires in 2025, is reportedly on Arsenal's radar and the Premier League giants could table a player-plus-cash offer due to the finances involved.

Per Italian outlet Calciomercato, Napoli have earmarked Gabriel Jesus as one of the potential replacements for Osimhen should he leave and that could play into Arsenal's hands in their pursuit of the Nigerian.

Osimhen's arrival could fire Arsenal to Premier League glory

Arsenal enjoyed their best Premier League campaign in a long while last time out, but they eventually fell short to Manchester City in the race for glory.

One of the Gunners' biggest shortcomings in their title pursuit was the lack of goals from strikers as Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah only accounted for 15 of Arsenal's 88 league goals.

In Osimhen, Arsenal would be getting a striker who recently fired Napoli to a first Serie A title in over three decades and has also netted six times in eight league matches this term.

Following their victory over Man City just before the international break, Arsenal currently hold an early two-point advantage over the defending champions.

Still, Mikel Arteta's men could certainly do with more attacking firepower if they are to get the better of Pep Guardiola's side over the course of the whole season.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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