Arsenal is reportedly planning an offensive overhaul for next summer, which could include a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Arsenal revamp began this year, after they finished ninth in the Premier League, their lowest finish in 26 years, and saw them spend around £150 million on six new signings.
But none of these addressed their attacking issues, which include Alexandre Lacazette, who is out of contract next summer, and an aging Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who will turn 33 at the end of the season. Eddie Nketiah, a young forward, could also move on in search of first-team football. Outside of Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal is severely lacking in strikers, according to Football. Edu, London’s technical director, is already compiling a list of potential replacements.
Calvert-Lewin, one of England’s top scorers in the last year, is the top prospect, says the newspaper. The 24-year-old scored 21 goals last season, 16 in the Premier League. This season, he scored in the first three Premier League games before hurting his toe. He made England’s Euro 2020 team.
Arsenal attempted the third-most crosses in the Premier League last season, and one of the 24-year-skills old’s is heading. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is unlikely to make a move in January, having ruled out Lacazette departing in the new year, which would be the club’s last chance to secure a transfer fee.