As the transfer window draws ever closer, Sol Campbell has shared his views on the type of strikers that would fit the bill at Arsenal.
Sol Campbell has identified Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Brentford’s Ivan Toney as two strikers that Arsenal should look at.
Campbell, a member of the famous Invincibles squad of 2003/04, reckons Arsenal need a new center-forward. He feels the club is missing an attacker that can disrupt opposing defenses.
Currently, Arsenal have two main center-forwards on their books, Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah. Both players are out injured at this moment, leaving Leandro Trossard to start in the middle in recent games.
“In the end, they will have to decide by January, do they need a center forward,” Campbell told the Mirror.
“20 to 25 goals in the Premier League. You know, in those big, tight games. I think it will help them.”
When quizzed which strikers Arsenal could pursue, Campbell said: “Osimhen. But is he going to cost too much money?
“There’s Ivan [Toney]. I think they’re good [in other areas of the pitch]. Center forward is one thing they might need to look at and see the possibilities, see what’s out there, or wait until next season.”
‘But if the right person comes along, an out-and-out striker, that can unlock those tight games, knows what to do in those positions, and also keeps defense occupied to then free up other people, they should maybe look at it Christmas time,” the former defender added.
“If not, definitely next season. The right person will offload the pressure on the team, I think.”
Reports have linked Toney with a move to Arsenal in January, although Brentford are said to want an £80 million fee.
Osimhen, on the other hand, has previously expressed an interest in joining the Premier League. But while there is rumored interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, nothing has come of it so far.