After resolving the issue of a lack of creativity in the Arsenal team, Mikel Arteta will have to deal with the issue of a lack of goals in the team. This is a very delicate issue that has arisen since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed a new bumper contract extension with the Gunners in January.
Prior to signing the contract, the Gabonese striker had been a goal machine, having won the EPL golden boot award in his first season and narrowly missing out on consecutive awards the following season. However, after signing the new contract, his goals began to dry up, with even Alexander Lacazette struggling to find the net. Initially, it was thought that a lack of creativity was to blame for the striker's poor form.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, and Bukayo Saka creating chances, but the goals just don't seem to be coming for Aubameyang. In the English Premier League this season, the gunners have only scored two goals in five games, which is extremely poor from the strikers, although Martin Odegaard has one of those goals and Aubameyang has another.
After taking a look at the situation, we can see that it is past time for Mikel Arteta to address the issue in the same way that he addressed the team's lack of creativity. Finding a quality striker is a difficult task, but Arteta does not have to look very far because one young striker is quickly establishing himself.
Victor Osimhen will be an excellent addition to Arsenal, and here are four reasons why he is the best candidate to replace the underachieving duo of Lacazette and Aubameyang. 1. He is a natural leader.
1. His Physical Appearance
With five goals in his last three games for Napoli, including two against Leicester in the Europa League and one against Udinese, the Nigerian is exactly what Arsenal is looking for in a striker who is on fire. He is the type of striker that Arsenal needs right now, a striker who is in red-hot form.
2. His age
In spite of the fact that he is only 22 years old, the former Lille striker has developed into a very good striker. He is exactly what Arsenal requires in this position: a young striker with extensive experience, who will serve as a long-term replacement for the ageing duo of Lacazette and Aubameyang.
3. The physicality of things
Osimhen possesses the physicality necessary to succeed in the English Premier League; he is strong and quick, which appears to be a quality that every striker in the Premier League should possess; virtually all strikers in the EPL must be able to compete with large opposition defenders if they are to be successful in their positions.
4. Transfer fee.
An attacking midfielder of Osimhen's age and quality will command a high price in today's transfer market; for example, Chelsea paid £98 million for Romelu Lukaku, who was 28 years old at the time. Osimhen is not at Lukaku's level yet, but he possesses the necessary attributes to progress to that level; at the moment, he will cost at least half of the amount Chelsea paid for Lukaku, making him a bargain purchase for Arsenal.
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