Deal Close: Arsenal to beat Manchester United and seal deal for 24-year-old striker

wenger44Edinson Cavani, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain – just a handful of the names that the Arsenal faithful here inside the Transfer Tavern have been getting excited about this summer. For many weeks it has seemed like they were on the brink of a massive signing to reinforce their attack!

However, today’s news will come as somewhat of a surprise, and even though its all about an exciting striker, some punters in this boozy pub hadn’t even heard his name before!

Metro are reporting that after being snubbed by Karim Benzema, the Gunners are closing in on Aleksandr Kokorin, a Russian international striker who is currently plying his trade at Dynamo Moscow.

The 24-year old, who has been linked with Tottenham, Manchester United , is relatively unknown – but Arsenal have reportedly taken the lead. as they bid to finally add a goal scorer to their team in this window.

Gunners what do you make of this? Have you heard of this young Russian before? Let us know your thoughts below!

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