Arsenal have a big summer transfer window ahead as it is Mikel Arteta’s first chance to have a rebuild of the squad in what will be his first pre-season as manager, and reports suggest that he is looking for a striker.
German media outlet Bild have reported that there is English interest over Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, with Newcastle United the main party interested as well as the Gunners.
The striker, who plays for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, has stated that he is interested in playing in the Premier League, and Arsenal are perhaps looking to him as a possible successor to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Wolfsburg valuing the forward at around £32m (as per Bild).
This season, the 27 year-old has thoroughly impressed in the Bundesliga and Europa League, as he has scored 20 goals whilst registering five assists, per WhoScored. He also averages 2.7 shots per game (the same as Aubameyang) and 1.1 key passes per game (more than Aubameyang).
Even if Aubameyang does not leave Arsenal this summer, Weghorst could be an ideal striker for the Gunners as he clearly knows where the net is, whilst also having a creative eye. Also, at a height of 6ft4, he would offer the north London side an aerial threat in attack and could hold up the play to utilise the complementary traits of others around him.
The fee for the player might be the only thing that stands in the way, although the Dutchman looks like a complete forward who is at the perfect age to come straight into the Arsenal first team and help them to improve their league position in 2020/21 if he moves to the Emirates Stadium.
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