According to Football London, Arsenal have made Dominic Calvert-Lewin their main striker target as they look to replace Alexandre Lacazette.
What’s the story?
Well, Football London believe Arsenal will not be extending Lacazette’s contract, which expires in June.
As a result, Mikel Arteta and Edu are on the lookout for a new frontman, and have settled on Calvert-Lewin as their No.1 choice.
The 24-year-old – who Everton paid £1.5m for – ticks plenty of boxes for what the Gunners are looking for.
As Football London outline, Calvert-Lewin is a homegrown player, and is also yet to enter his prime at 24 – he also knows the Premier League well.
After years of finding his feet, Calvert-Lewin exploded into life last term.
Edu is also on the lookout for a new striker because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the campaign.
Would Dominic Calvert-Lewin suit Arsenal?
In our view, the Everton No.9 is tailor made for the Gunners.
As Football London mention, Arteta’s side attempted the third-most crosses in the Premier League last season.
Unfortunately, they lacked a presence in the box to finish things off.
That’s where Calvert-Lewin will help. The 6ft 2in marksman scored the second-most headed goals in Europe’s top five leagues last season.
He is a very physical forward, with the aggressiveness Arsenal are severely lacking up front – a ruthless goalscorer is needed.
Impressively, none of Calvert-Lewin’s 16 Premier League goals last season came from the penalty spot – only Harry Kane netted more non-penalty goals.
Simply put, Edu and Arteta have made a fine choice in identifying the former Sheffield United man as their No.1 striker target – he should thrive.