Arsenal finds themselves in a huge problem just after one game into the Premier League. The club lost 2-0 in a shocking defeat to newly-promoted Brentford in the curtain opener of the league. Both the forwards, Aubameyang and Lacazette were absent and are in doubt in their next game as well, both of them are reportedly up for sale as Arsenal go under a major overhaul this summer. With less than 15 days to go till the transfer window closes, we look at the 4 strikers Arsenal can sign to replace Lacazette this summer.
#4 Patrick Schick
After having a phenomenal Euro 2020, the Bayer Leverkusen star has gained a lot of attention from top clubs in Europe, one of them being Arsenal. Apart from performing for his nation in Euros, Patrick had a fabulous season with Leipzig as well as he scored 10 goals in just 20 matches in his debut season in 2019, forming a deadly combination with then fellow striker, Timo Werner but was shockingly sold by Leipzig. Bayer Leverkusen pounded on the situation and grabbed his services for 26 m.
Apart from his top-notch finishing skills, Schick is also a physically strong striker who isn’t afraid to put out tackles, something that will definitely help the striker in a league like the Premier League. It is no secret that both Eddie Nketiah and Lacazette are nearing the end of their contract and that they will be looking for potential strikers. Patrick Schick could potentially be the perfect number 9 replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.
#3 Dusan Vlahovic
Reports emerging from both Italy and England have stated that Arsenal are interested in signing Fiorentina’s striker, Dusan Vlahovic. The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest upcoming talents in Serie A, the Serbian netted 21 goals in his 37 appearances last season. The striker is valued in the range of 30-40 m which could prove to be feasible, given the situation Arsenal are in right now.
Not only Arsenal But Vlahovic has been linked with Tottenham and Atlético Madrid, Arsenal will have to act quickly if they want to acquire the services of Vlahovic. With less than 15 days to go till the transfer window shuts down, it will be interesting to see if Arsenal are able to land him at the Emirates.
#2 Odsonne Edouard
Celtic’s leading striker, Odsonne Edouard, has been linked to Arsenal for a long time now. He is expected to come in and replace Lacazette who is potentially on his way out this season, Edouard wouldn’t cost Arsenal very much and could be well under the price bracket the club would be hoping for. Edouard looked destined to signed Leicester before they signed Daka for Leipzig, making a clear path for Arsenal if they are to sign him.
He has all the attributes Arsenal are looking for in a striker, athletic, good in the air, physically strong, dribbling and finishing, Odsonne Edouard is the perfect package. While the striker said he’ll stay at Celtic this season, Edouard could be a long-term solution for the Gunners in attack.
#1 Lautaro Martinez
The 23-year-old striker had a very impressive season with club Inter Milan as he played a key role in the Nerazzurri winning the Serie A last season. The forward was directly involved in over 20 goals in just 35 matches, his duo along with fellow striker Romelu Lukaku was considered to be one of the best in the league. But Inter Milan’s financial problems forced them to sell their star players like Hakimi and Lukaku.
Arsenal have already offered Martinez a contract with wages triple of what he earns at Inter, an offer which is too good to refuse. While the striker’s agent has mentioned that he loves Inter, it wouldn’t be tough for Arsenal to convince him, considering the status of the club. With Inter Milan struggling financially, Arsenal would be looking to sign Lautaro as soon as possible, as he tops this list of 4 strikers Arsenal can sign who can replace Lacazette this summer.