Widely regarded as one of the best striker in Europe, Mauro Icardi’s superb strike set Inter Milan on their way to completing a superb comeback victory against Tottenham Hotspur on the opening night of the Champions League.
In a game where Tottenham dominated the Italian side, Icardi was kept relatively quiet but as all top-level strikers do, he came alive just when his team needed him to. After a superb ball from Asamoah picked out the Argentinian on the edge of the box, he finished incredibly well to level the game.
As a result of his brilliant strike, one of our writers went onto Twitter to find that Arsenal fans are crying out for the club to sign the striker. There’s no doubt that Icardi is a brilliant striker but with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang already at the club, there’s just no need for the Gunners to even be interested in signing the Inter striker.
Over his time at the Italian club, Icardi has scored an impressive 108 goals in 186 games for the club. What makes his goal tally even more impressive is that until recently, he’s played in an underachieving Inter side and in a league that is renowned for its defending. However, up front, Arsenal already have enough options with both Lacazette and Aubameyang. The former had a solid season last year scoring 14 goals in 32 games in the league, while the former Dortmund forward arrived in January for a £56 million fee and made an instant impact, scoring 10 goals in 13 games in the league.
With two top-class strikers already in the team, both of whom commanded fairly large fees, it seems absolutely crazy that the Arsenal fans would want the club to bring in yet another forward. Moreover, with Icardi valued at £85.5 million, Arsenal would probably have to bid in excess of £100 million to bring over the forward who also has three years left on his contract.
Icardi is a great forward but Arsenal already have two of their own top marksman and need to address other areas before they even think about replacing them.
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