Arsenal ‘put Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins on striker shortlist’

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Arsenal have reportedly put Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins on the highest of their record of needed strikers. 

Everton ahead Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa striker Watkins are two of the names Arsenal are concentrating on as they put together for the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, based on a report in The Solar.

Lacazette is believed to be on his manner out of Arsenal as he has lower than a 12 months left on his contract. 

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has reportedly been placed on Arsenal’s record of needed strikers

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has also been placed on their wishlist, according to The Sun

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has additionally been positioned on their wishlist, based on The Solar

The 30-year-old Frenchman is but to make a Premier League begin this season after his preparations for the marketing campaign have been rocked by a Covid an infection.  

Arsenal may look into cashing in on Lacazette within the January switch window to keep away from him leaving 5 months later without cost however coach Mikel Arteta is just prepared to let him go if they will discover a alternative.

They’re unlikely to make an enormous cash transfer in January, nonetheless, after spending  £148million on six new gamers over the summer season, splashing additional cash than every other membership within the Premier League. 

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning for the future and is said to be targeting young strikers

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning for the longer term and is alleged to be concentrating on younger strikers

However whether or not Lacazette goes in January or June, his departure will go away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang because the membership’s solely confirmed striker and Arteta needs to make sure they’re properly ready within the short-term and long-term.

Arteta has reportedly instructed Arsenal’s director of soccer to start out looking for one other striker now to ease transferring on from Lacazette.

Arteta is constructing his staff round youth, as demonstrated by placing a lot religion in homegrown forwards Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka, who led their derby demolition of Tottenham final month.

Arteta's faith in young players can be seen in his summer singings, such as £50m Ben White

Arteta’s religion in younger gamers could be seen in his summer season singings, reminiscent of £50m Ben White

Arteta has reportedly told director of football Edu (left) to start searching for a new striker

Arteta has reportedly instructed director of soccer Edu (left) to start out looking for a brand new striker

His emphasis on younger gamers may also be seen within the gamers he introduced in over the summer season reminiscent of 23-year-old Ben White, 21-year-old Nuno Tavares and Takehiro Tomiyasu, 22.

Calvert-Lewin, 24, and Watkins, 25 are each older than any of the six gamers the membership signed in the summertime however nonetheless slot in with Arteta’s long-term imaginative and prescient.

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However each forwards have signed offers with their golf equipment till 2025 and would price a substantial amount of cash to prise away.

Calvert-Lewin is Everton’s most enjoyable ahead since Wayne Rooney and the membership can be determined to maintain their homegrown star as they construct for an thrilling future at their new house on Bramley-Moore Dock, which they hope to maneuver to in 2024.  

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