Reports suggest that Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen stands as a prime target for Arsenal in the upcoming summer transfer window, positioning the Premier League powerhouse for a potential recruitment.
Arsenal is actively seeking a potent striker to bolster their squad for both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League competitions, recognizing the 24-year-old Nigerian forward as a fitting candidate for their requirements.
Football London has indicated that concerns linger within the Arsenal board regarding Gabriel Jesus’ consistency in goal-scoring and his recurrent injuries, prompting the club’s pursuit of a reliable offensive option.
Osimhen’s prowess came under Arsenal’s radar following his instrumental role in guiding Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years during the previous season, impressively tallying 31 goals in 39 appearances and earning recognition as Italy’s top striker.
This season, despite enduring a near five-week injury setback, the Nigerian forward has continued his stellar form by already securing eight goals for the reigning Serie A champions, solidifying his reputation as a formidable force on the field.
Osimhen subbed on in Napoli defeat
As per Complete Sports, the Super Eagles’ prominent forward featured in Tuesday’s match, yet his efforts couldn’t alter Napoli’s fate, leading to their elimination from the Coppa Italia in a 4-0 defeat against Frosinone.
Entering the game as a substitute for Giovanni Simeone in the 63rd minute, the 24-year-old striker found himself unable to influence the outcome as Frosinone surged, scoring four unanswered goals, securing a resounding victory.
With their Coppa Italia elimination, Napoli’s prospects for claiming silverware this season appear notably diminished. The team faces a challenging path, drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League’s last 16, while concurrently trailing Inter Milan by 14 points in the Serie A title race.