Fabrizio Romano: Arsenal Set To Complete Signing Of ‘Important Striker’

Arsenal will be looking to sign an “important striker” in at least one of the upcoming transfer windows, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has turned to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe in attack more frequently this season – rotating between the quartet.

Emile Smith-Rowe is the leading goal scorer for the Gunners having scored 5 goals across 14 appearances for Arsenal so far this season.

Fabrizio Romano: Arsenal Set To Complete Signing Of 'Important Striker'

Arsenal were rumoured to be in hunt for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez during the summer transfer window, but the Gunners had trouble closing the deal.

Arteta’s side are thought to be interested in Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic. However, the Serbian international is widely courted, and he is weary of signing with a club with no guaranteed Champions League football.

Fabrizio have now revealed that Arsenal are planning on signing a new striker this summer and are set to complete the deal.

But Romano is not so sure that either Martinez or Vlahovic will be either of those players.

Fabrizio Romano: Arsenal Set To Complete Signing Of 'Important Striker'

“Arsenal’s plan, from what I’m told, is to sign an important striker in the coming months,” Romano said.

Let’s see if it’ll be January or the summer. They were interested in Lautaro Martinez but Inter said: ‘no, wait until the summer’.

They have an interest in Dusan Vlahovic but the player is not looking for this kind of solution right now.”

“But Arsenal are looking for a young striker and they want to do something interesting for the club.”

“I’d keep an eye on strikers for Arsenal in the coming months.” He added.