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David Ornstein names three strikers Arsenal ‘admire’ ahead of the summer transfer window

Arsenal are set to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window, but it is still unclear which of their targets will end up at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have been linked with several options across Europe, with Mikel Arteta wanting to add more goals to his front line, and Eddie Nketiah potentially set to depart at the end of the season.
Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney have been strongly linked, but the Napoli star’s injury record, and question marks over Toney’s age and attitude, mean that alternative targets are being explored.

Journalist David Ornstein has now confirmed that Arsenal are interested in three particular strikers, in addition to the likes of Toney and Osimhen, ahead of the summer window.

David Ornstein names Arsenal striker targets

In a Q&A with The Athletic, Ornstein confirmed that Benjamin Sesko, Viktor Gyokeres and Evan Ferguson are of interest to Arteta and Edu Gaspar, whilst winger Pedro Neto is also someone the club rates highly.
A striker is the main focus and they admire Benjamin Sesko, Viktor Gyokeres, Evan Ferguson and others,” Ornstein claimed.

“Then there is the long-term desire to bring in competition/backup in the wide attacking area. Pedro Neto remains of interest but he is not the only option and it is unlikely Arsenal will pay Wolverhampton Wanders’ asking price of £80million ($101m). He’s a brilliant player but does not have a great injury record.”

Who are Arsenal targets Benjamin Sesko, Viktor Gyokeres and Evan Ferguson?
Sesko is a player Arsenal have been linked with fairly recently, and the 20-year-old has been impressive for RB Leipzig.

The Slovenia International has scored 11 times in 30 games this season, and despite not scoring, he delivered an impressive display in the Champions League against Real Madrid.

Gyokeres is the top goal and assist provider in European top flight leagues, with 30 goals and 11 assists in 34 matches for Sporting Club De Portugal, which includes a decisive goal against rivals Benfica in the Taca De Portugal semi-final first leg last night.

Evan Ferguson is the youngest of the three, and the 19-year-old has found himself in and out of the Brighton starting XI. He could come with a huge transfer fee, and having scored just 16 goals for Brighton in 60 senior appearances, there are question marks as to whether he is ready to make an immediate impact despite his obvious talent.

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