Arsenal: £127m striker duo 'will be on radar' at Emirates Stadium this summer


Arsenal will have strikers Darwin Nunez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin on their ‘radar’ as the summer transfer window looms, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Gunners are believed to be searching for a new forward ahead of next season following the departure of former club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.

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Aubameyang was allowed to join Catalan giants Barcelona on a free transfer in the winter after he returned to training late following a trip aboard, leaving Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as the only senior options up front.

However, both Lacazette and Nketiah have entered the final few months of their current contracts, with the latter widely expected to depart on a free transfer.

According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness), Arsenal were keen to snap up former Fiorentina marksman Dusan Vlahovic at the midway point of the campaign before he ended up joining Juventus.

Vlahovic’s decision to join the Old Lady has forced the north London outfit to move onto new targets, with two candidates, in particular, appearing to lead the way.

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According to The Sun, Arsenal and West Ham United are on ‘red alert’ after the Everton hierarchy decided the time is right to cash in on their prized asset Calvert-Lewin.

Meanwhile, Football.London claim the capital club ‘are tracking’ Nunez ahead of a potential move as he continues to impress for Benfica both domestically and in the Champions League.

What has O’Rourke said about Arsenal?

While the Hammers reportedly baulked at Calvert-Lewin’s £60 million price tag in January, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed Benfica are set to demand £67m for Nunez.

And O’Rourke has revealed he believes Arsenal will be keeping close tabs on the attacking duo after missing out on Vlahovic.

He told GiveMeSport: “Obviously, they were in for Dusan Vlahovic in January, they thought he might be the man to solve their goalscoring problems, but Darwin Nunez and Calvert-Lewin, I think, will both be on the radar for Arsenal.”

Who should Arsenal sign?

Nunez and Calvert-Lewin have been in rather contrasting form this season.

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While the Uruguay international has registered 32 goals and three assists in 37 appearances across all competitions, the Englishman has found the back of the net on just three occasions, setting up just a single strike.

Calvert-Lewin has proven himself to be a prolific goalscorer in the Premier League in previous seasons, though, and either player could prove to be a valuable addition to Arsenal’s ranks.

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