But Jacobs reckons the Hammers want to keep their £75m-rated talisman, making a switch across London extremely unlikely before September’s deadline.
What’s the latest news involving Bowen?
Having missed out on signing Raphinha, the Gunners are yet to bolster their wide department ahead of the new season.
But Bowen, who was in scintillating form for West Ham last season, has emerged a shock option for Mikel Arteta’s side.
According to The Beautiful Game Podcast, Arsenal previously opened contact with the winger’s representatives as Arteta looks to continue strengthening his squad following his club’s return to European football.
The north London outfit already enjoyed success in the window by signing Matt Turner, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, but Jacobs reckons that Bowen becoming their next addition will be extremely difficult.
What did Jacobs say about Bowen?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “With Bowen, West Ham’s stance remains that they really don’t want to sell, so there’s a lot of clubs circling over Bowen, but the challenge, much like Declan Rice, is persuading West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain pretty intent not to let him go.
“So, there’s lots of excitement about Bowen moving potentially to a club like Arsenal, but it’s all hypothetical at the moment, because West Ham don’t want to sell.
“But Arsenal have definitely made an enquiry around Bowen to see what the situation is, but that’s what they’ve been told.”
Why do Arsenal want Bowen?
The ex-Hull ace has been going from strength to strength with West Ham in recent years and was arguably at the peak of his powers last season.
Two of Bowen’s goals came in the Europa League quarter finals against Lyon, proving that he can perform on the big stage, with his outstanding form leading to his first England call up during the recent Nations League campaign.
His also showed the Gunners first-hand what he’s capable of by netting against them back in April, while Chelsea and Manchester City were two of his other victims.
With this in mind, and Bowen only likely to get better, it’s no wonder West Ham are so desperate to keep him.