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A move for Niang just doesn’t make sense for Arsenal

A move for Niang just doesn’t make sense for Arsenal

Unai Emery has had a great stary to Arsenal career as the club have made some great signings this summer. 

Italian news outlet, TuttoMercatoWeb, via TeamTalk, are reporting that Arsenal have made an approach to sign Torino forward and Senegal’s World Cup star, M’Baye Niang.

Not satisfied with his current batch of new players, Emery wants to add Niang to his squad to provide some depth up front.

Emery has been undertaking a huge overhaul of the squad but according to the squad, the Gunners will face competition from Everton, Nice, Marseille and Monaco. Arsenal have been linked with Niang in the past and speculation is that Torino are willing to cash in on the Senegal man following his impressive World Cup.

The Breakdown

The forward joined Torino in 2017 on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy at £17.5 million.

The Senegalese striker made his debut for French side SM Caen at the age of 16 but has since struggled to live up to the hype that had linked with many top clubs in his teenage years.

From Arsenal’s point of view, with Aubameyang and Lacazette, the need for a striker is relatively low. On the wing, Arsenal could do with some depth as Joel Campbell is likely to leave and it’s uncertain how much of a role, Alex Iwobi will have. Although Niang has played on the wing in the past, his natural position is through the middle. He’s not a natural winger, and therefore any deal for him doesn’t seem worthwhile.

Arsenal fans – thoughts? 

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