Arsenal ‘are in talks’ to sign brilliant Premier League striker, Mikel Arteta a massive fan!

Reports have claimed that Arsenal are now in talks to bring Ollie Watkins to the Emirates this transfer window.

Centre-forwards Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette are into the final six months of their contracts at the Emirates Stadium whilst fellow-frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at the club remains in doubt.

That has led to many reports in the media that Arsenal will be in need of adding a striker to the squad over the next few weeks in order to bolster their chances of getting back inside that top four spot.

And According to ESPN, head coach Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of Watkins, with the Spaniard reportedly impressed by the Villa star’s versatility to play across the frontline

The report said: “Arteta and Arsenal’s recruitment team are planning for life without Aubameyang and have a range of options that they are considering.

“Among them is Watkins, who joined Villa for £27.7m from Brentford last summer and has scored 18 league goals in 51 appearances for the club. Sources said Arteta is a fan of Watkins’ playing style and his ability to play in a number of different roles in attack.

“There has been no direct contact between Arsenal and Aston Villa over Watkins, and sources said a switch in January would be highly unlikely, but the 25-year-old will be monitored ahead of a summer move.”

IcFootballnews View…

If the reports are true and Arsenal have started to make their move to try and get a transfer deal done for Watkins, it would be a very smart move to make from the Gunners.

However, there has been no indication that Watkins wants to leave Villa, especially as they are looking like a club that are showing alot of ambition.

He would be a great signing for Arsenal, but we cant see this one happening.


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