Arsenal: £75m winger 'would be flattered' by Emirates interest

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Arsenal are unlikely to sign West Ham star Jarrod Bowen before September’s deadline, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

That’s because O’Rourke reckons the winger is happy at the London Stadium following his recent rise, which culminated in his first England call up earlier this summer.

What’s the latest news involving Bowen?

According to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, the Gunners have asked about Bowen’s services this summer as they look to continue their impressive transfer window following the arrivals of Matt Turner, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.

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Jacobs said: “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. Arsenal have definitely made an enquiry around Bowen to see what the situation is, but that’s what they’ve been told.”

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But The Sun claim that West Ham have set a £75m asking price, which would force Arsenal to break the £72m they paid for Nicolas Pepe back in 2019 in order to bring Bowen to the Emirates Stadium.

What did O’Rourke say about Bowen?

O’Rourke reckons that while the winger will be thrilled by the interest, a switch across the capital is extremely unlikely to happen right now.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m sure Jarrod Bowen would be flattered to have a club like Arsenal, who have been busy in the transfer market and are looking to make inroads in the top four and close the gap on the rest of the league by improving their squad, interested in him, but I think he’s happy with West Ham and I think West Ham are happy with him, so I can’t see anything happening this summer.”

Why do Arsenal want Bowen?

Bowen might have been a Premier League player for less than three years, but he’s already established himself as one of the top wide men at this level, with his attacking output improving every season.

In his first full campaign at top-flight level, Bowen scored eight goals and added five assists in 37 games to help West Ham qualify for the Europa League.

But in 2021-2022, the 25-year-old took his game to another level by registering 24 goal contributions in one fewer appearance than the previous season, with his form leading to Jurgen Klopp calling him ‘unbelievable‘.

As a result, only Kevin De Bruyne (23), Harry Kane (26), Heung-Min Son (30) and Mohamed Salah (36) were directly involved in more goals than the Hammers star, which proves that he’s becoming one of the best wide men around and highlights exactly why Arsenal are keen on his services.

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