Why Arsenal are ‘diverting focus’ from En-Nesyri as three more strikers linked
Arsenal linked with En-Nesyri
The Gunners currently have a number of attacking options on their books. However, the majority could certainly be improved upon.
Alexandre Lacazette has been used as Arsenal’s main no.9 under Mikel Arteta. But the Frenchman’s form is often inconsistent. He is also 30 and, most importantly, out of contract next summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another experienced option at centre-forward, but he generally performs best on the left wing.
This leaves the inexperienced trio of Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun.
As a result, it was not too surprising to see it reported that the Gunners will try to sign a forward in the winter window, and that the position will be prioritised over bringing in a new midfielder.
This was followed by a report which stated that Arsenal’s interest in Youssef En-Nesyri continues to grow, and that Mikel Arteta and co. may decide to include Lacazette in future negotiations for the Moroccan:
🚨🔃 #Arsenal‘s interest in #EnNesyri continues to grow 🇲🇦. #Gunners, after asking #Sevilla for information, may decide to include #Lacazette in a future negotiation. Evaluations in progress. 🐓⚽ #Calciomercato #Transfers #EPL #Liga https://t.co/Wcj0sQ4QUB
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) September 16, 2021
Arsenal linked with three strikers
However, fresh reports in October are now suggesting that Arsenal are turning their attentions away from En-Nesyri.
Todofichajes have reported that Arsenal will try to sell Alexandre Lacazette in the winter transfer window and will immediately try to sign Jonathan David.
They add that En-Nesyri was Arsenal’s first option to reinforce their striking spot, but the ‘high pretensions’ of Sevilla have caused the Gunners to divert their focus.
As well as David, two other strikers have been linked with Arsenal recently.
Elsewhere, fellow Spanish outlet Fichajes have named both Andreas Belotti and Eran Zahavi as strikers being looked as by Arsenal to replace Lacazette.