BREAKING NEWS: coming from Emirates Stadium, Following their elimination from the Champions League by Bayern Munich, Arsenal are reportedly intensifying their attempts to buy a top-tier attacker during the summer transfer window, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal has been linked with so many strikers but Arteta has names his preferred striker for that position and has urged the club to sign him. Arsenal step up plans for a new striker with Premier League star on radar.


After being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, Arsenal are reportedly intensifying their efforts to acquire a high-caliber attacker during the upcoming summer transfer window, according to reports from Footballwave.

Aston Villa’s forward, Ollie Watkins, has caught the attention of manager Mikel Arteta due to his contemporary style and versatility in impacting games from various positions, including wide and central roles. However, Watkins’ age remains a point of contention.

Despite being 28 years old, Watkins has demonstrated impressive performance stats. Last season, he recorded 16 goals and six assists in 40 matches, while this season, he has amassed 26 goals and provided 10 assists in 46 appearances across all competitions.

Arsenal are also monitoring the progress of Benjamin Sesko from RB Leipzig and Alexander Isak from Newcastle United. Previously, they had also shown interest in Viktor Gyokeres from Sporting Lisbon as a potential option for the No. 9 position.

Although Watkins is perceived as a short-term solution due to his age, his proven track record in the English top flight suggests he could still enhance Arsenal’s squad, despite the younger alternatives mentioned earlier.

Having demonstrated his abilities in the Championship with Brentford, Watkins has successfully transitioned to the Premier League and showcased his proficiency at the highest level of English football. He has notably scored 59 goals in 141 league appearances for Aston Villa.

As the transfer window approaches, Arteta may need to persuade the board to overlook Watkins’ age and pursue him as a viable option for the team.

Watkins’ recent performance against Arsenal, where he posed a constant threat to their defense and scored a well-taken goal, further highlights his potential impact at the Emirates Stadium. Considering Arsenal’s recent struggles in finding a prolific striker, it’s evident that there is a pressing need for reinforcements in their attacking lineup.

Arteta has experimented with various options upfront this season, including Gabriel Jesus, Kai Havertz, and Eddie Nketiah, but none have matched Watkins’ level of productivity for Aston Villa.

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