Brentford striker Ollie Watkins recently said that he dreams of playing for Arsenal.

Ollie Watkin may be playing in the Championship at the moment, but the Brentford striker has lofty ambitions of turning out for Arsenal.

Earlier this month, Watkins told SportsGazette that he dreams of playing for Arsenal.

The 24-year-old striker said that his “dream” is to play for the Gunners, but he admitted that it is “a long shot”.

Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham – who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports – has raved about the former Exeter City striker.

Higginbotham has outlined the attributes of the striker, and believes that he can be a success in the Premier League.

Higginbotham wrote about Watkins in The Sun: “He has wonderful pace and movement and he is so strong. Physically, he has all the attributes to be a top centre-forward in the Prem.

“He seems very level-headed. I remember watching him come through at Exeter and even then you knew he was going places.   A   step   up to the national side would not faze him.”


Watkins has been on the books of Brentford since 2017 and has been superb for the Bees over the years.

According to WhoScored, the 24-year-old has scored 22 goals and provided three assists in 37 Championship games for the Bees so far this season.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the forward scored 10 goals and provided five assists in the league, while in 2017-18, he scored 10 goals and provided four assists in the league, according to WhoScored.

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