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Arsenal are embarrassing themselves by targeting Charlton’s Joe Aribo

Arsenal are embarrassing themselves by targeting Charlton’s Joe Aribo

Arsenal are on course to qualify for the Champions League again if they manage to see the season out on a positive note and keep their current place in the top four. That’s good news, right? All is well. 

The idea of playing in the Champions League again will attract a lot of interest from some of the best players in the world who might consider the Gunners as their next destination. Arsenal should, therefore, set their sights on big-name players and not try to claim any free players from lower leagues only because it would save them a lot of money.

That kind of thinking is exactly what got the Gunners into this mess in the first place.

As is the case with the club’s interest in signing Charlton’s Joe Aribo as their first possible recruit of the summer when his current contract at the Addicks expires.

The Mirror reports Arsenal will have to contribute a small compensation fee but the 22-year-old is keen to make the move to North London to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe. But, given that the Addicks are fifth on the League 1 table, wanting to sign someone like Aribo doesn’t say that much of the ambition Arsenal have to be a European powerhouse again.

Should the Gunners get the extra cash from competing in the Champions League next season and the new Adidas deal also set to offer a lot of financial help to the club’s transfer budget, Arsenal can surely aim higher than someone like Aribo.

The midfielder has scored six goals in 22 games for Charlton this campaign, which is by no mean any worthy record to attract interest from the third most successful club in English football.

Despite Aribo saving them a lot of money, Arsenal should rather spend their budget wisely in the summer and target players with worthy midfield reputations, who can properly fill the void that Aaron Ramsey will leave.

By making a big signing, Arsenal will also make a big statement to their Premier League opponents that they are back to compete for the league title again.

Arsenal fans, would you agree that the club needs to start aiming higher? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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