Paul Merson believes Arsenal can win the Premier League with just one signing.
Mikel Arteta’s final piece of the jigsaw, according to Arsenal legend Paul Merson, is to sign a striker.
According to former Arsenal star Paul Merson, Arsenal can compete for the Premier League title next season if they sign Dusan Vlahovic.
In this transfer window, Arsenal is interested in signing Fiorentina star Vlahovic.
Due to doubts about the futures of three of his forwards, Mikel Arteta may soon be short on attacking options.
Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s contracts expire in the summer, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been given permission to leave.
Vlahovic appears to be Arteta’s first choice to lead his attack.
Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League and are attempting to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2016.
They haven’t won the English Premier League since 2004, but Merson believes Vlahovic can help them win it again.
So far this season, the Serbia striker has 16 goals in 19 Serie A appearances.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is finished at Arsenal,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.
He’ll miss the Africa Cup of Nations.
“They should spend a lot of money in the summer to bring Dusan Vlahovic in from Fiorentina, because he’ll help them win the league.”
“I’ve heard he’s not interested in Arsenal at the moment, which I understand.”
If they finish in the top four and offer him a lorryload of cash, he might reconsider.
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“Because Aubameyang will be out, Arsenal will be able to play him every week.”
Alexandre Lacazette is likely to leave.
Eddie Nketiah will, too.
“They will require a goal scorer, and Vlahovic is a goal scorer.”
He’s still young, so he should improve, and you won’t be wasting money on a 29-year-old on the way down.”
Arteta and Edu, the technical director, have received praise for their recruitment efforts over the last 18 months.
Merson, on the other hand, believes that a striker must now be considered.
“I believe there are positive developments at Arsenal,” he added.
“Mikel Arteta has them on the right track.
However, they will require a seasoned striker in the near future.
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