Arsenal reportedly have two eye-catching options in mind as they look to find Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s successor up front.
The centre-forward joined Barcelona on February 2 after Arsenal agreed to let him leave on a free transfer. Aubameyang soon began a war of words with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, following his captaincy strip in mid-December.
Aubameyang said his problem ‘was only with Arteta’, prompting the Spaniard to hit back.
“I am extremely grateful for what Auba has done at the club, for his contribution since I’ve been here,” he told reporters. “The way I see myself in that relationship is the solution, not the problem.
“What I’m saying is that I’ve been the solution, 100%. I can look in the eye of anybody.”
Arteta does still have Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as striker options. But with both players continuously linked with transfers away from the Emirates, a solution may need to be found this summer.
football.london claim Arsenal have two ideas in mind. The first is the signing of a young star currently impressing while on loan at another Premier League club.
Prem ace one of two Arsenal options
Southampton ace Armando Broja is the man in question. He has hit eight goals in 24 matches since joining Saints on loan from Chelsea.
That record is even more impressive as this term is Broja’s first in the English top flight. He has only made one appearance for the Blues so far in his career, and that came in March 2020.
Broja is proving to have the pace, power and eye for goal to make him a success in the Prem. And Arsenal are monitoring his progress ahead of a potential move, according to football.london’s report.
But it will not be simple to get the 20-year-old’s signature. Arsenal would have to strike a deal with London rivals Chelsea for Broja, which would take some serious work.
Arteta’s side would also need to beat several clubs to the punch. Southampton, Leeds, Everton and Wolves are all potential suitors.
football.london name an alternative for Arsenal, should Broja remain at Stamford Bridge or join another Prem club.
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