Elite striker options Arsenal could sign this summer

It’s no secret that Arsenal are in need of a new number nine to lead the line. Almost every year, teams need a 25-plus goal season striker to win the league title and right now Arsenal don’t have one.

Victor Osimhen – Napoli

Nigerian striker Osimhen has been a problem for defences in Italy for years and last season he helped carry them to the Serie A title, their first in 33 years. As outlet strikers go, Osimhen is one of the very best. He runs the channels, runs in behind the defence and holds up the ball well.

Dusan Vlahovic – Juventus

Arsenal made bids to sign Vlahovic back in the 2022 January window when he was at Fiorentina. That season he had scored 20 goals in 24 games for Fiorentina but instead ended up joining Italian giants Juventus.

During his time at Juventus, he’s played under Max Allegri who’s set up to be a lot more defensive which has meant he’s played as more of a target man compared to at Juventus where he thrived with the ball in behind the defence.

Viktor Gyokeres – Sporting CP

Former Coventry City striker Gyokeres has been on fire for Sporting this season scoring 36 goals and getting 16 assists in 43 games.

The Swedish striker is another dominant outlet who loves to run in behind, run the channels and has a lot of physicality. Gyokeres has insane ball striking off both feet and can swivel in the box quickly to create space and shoot.

Joshua Zirkzee – Bologna

Zirkzee has improved drastically this season for Bologna and his creativity has been a key component in Thiago Motta’s side being one of the top teams.

His ability to facilitate for those around him has allowed many others to thrive in the team. For a striker 6’4” tall, Zirkzee moves with so much agility and finesse.

Alexander Isak – Newcastle United

Isak is a player who many Arsenal fans wanted at the club back when he was at Real Sociedad and even more so since he joined Newcastle.

The Swedish striker bears resemblance to Arsenal club legend Thierry Henry in terms of his playstyle, the swagger he plays with and the fact he wears #14.

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