After Lionel Messi’s move to PSG, Arsenal might find an ideal Lautaro Martinez replacement.
If Martinez is unavailable, Mikel Arteta might boost his attack with another Argentine.
If Lionel Messi moves Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Arsenal may have the opportunity to recruit a replacement for Lautaro Martinez. Mikel Arteta is said to want to bring in a new striker by the end of the month, but Martinez may be out of reach.
Arsenal and Adidas have unveiled their official 2021/22 home jersey, which is based on the club’s motto of “Arsenal for everyone.”
Arsenal had been a long-time suitor for Martinez, according to The Athletic, who claimed in July that they were seeking to make a move for him.
However, with Romelu Lukaku poised to return to Chelsea for £97.5 million, the 24-year-old looks set to remain at the San Siro this season.
Surprisingly, Lukaku’s second Chelsea move isn’t the most significant involving a striker this summer.
Lionel Messi, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain this week.
According to reports, Mbappe has told PSG that he wants a new challenge and will not extend his contract with the club.
However, Messi’s presence opens up the possibility of a front three featuring the Argentine legend, Mbappe, and Neymar.
The opportunity to play with Messi could persuade the 22-year-old to stay for at least another season.
If he does, he’ll be sandwiched between two world-class South American talents, but one South American player will be left out in the cold.
Since joining PSG from Inter in 2019, Icardi has struggled to get regular football.
Last season, the 28-year-old only made 11 Ligue 1 starts, with Mauricio Pochettinho’s favoured front three of Neymar, Mbappe, and Angel di Maria.
He scored in their 2021/22 league opener at Troyes over the weekend, reminding the team of his ability.
Pochettino, on the other hand, will most likely fade into the background once he has all of his options back.
Arsenal might provide him the chance to be the focal point of Arteta’s assault at the Emirates Stadium this season, with the club guaranteeing him regular minutes.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can persuade Icardi to sign, but he may be a great alternative for Arteta, who is looking for a new striker.
After scoring 121 goals in six seasons at Inter, he has 34 goals in 47 starts for PSG.
Icardi has the ability to succeed in the Premier League and may be available once Messi arrives. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”