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Mikel Arteta has given two hints why Arsenal will pursue a deal for blockbuster striker

Mikel Arteta has given two reasons why he would sign Robert Lewandowksi at the end of the seasons

Arsenal fans have been debating whether they would like the club to sign Robert Lewandowski after having recently been linked to the club. Mikel Arteta has suggested that he would like the club to secure his signature with the comments he has recently said.

According to FourFourTwo , Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who may pursue a move for Bayern superstar Lewandowski this summer, after an impasse in contract negotiations with the Bundesliga giants. The Gunners have been linked with Poland international in the past after his successful exploits at Borussia Dortmund, but he decided to join Bayern Munich instead.

However, his concerning contract situation at Bayern gives Arteta the chance to complete a deal ahead of next season. The Spaniard’s recent comments suggest that he is considering to pursue a deal.

Arteta demanded goals ahead of next season in his most recent press conference, as he said: “To be with the top teams in this you need to score 90 to 100 goals at least.

“Somehow you need those goals in the team. Don’t ask me how, but you need them. They have to come.

If the Gunners want to improve on their goalscoring record, then they do not need to look any further than Lewandowski. He scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games which broke Gerd Muller’s 49-year record and this also meant that he was the top scorer out of every other player in Europe.

He also broke a club record for scoring in 19 consecutive matches for Bayern, which is simply ridiculous, and a big reason why the footballing world felt as though he deserved a Ballon D’or award for his performances over the last couple of seasons.

Arsenal fans have their doubts about signing Lewandowski due to his age, as the striker is set to turn 34-years-old in August. However, these doubts are not reciprocated by Arteta.

“There are certain things that we have to achieve in the summer that are not always especially age-related, but things we want to add to the squad.” Arteta said.

When we find that player, maybe the top priority won’t be the age in that position. Maybe in another one, yes.”

Lewandowski would certainly be a remarkable signing if the Gunners were able to pull it off due to their potential qualification of Champions League football next season. He has such a unique goal-scoring record to the point that his age should not be a reason for the club not to attempt a deal for the Polish striker.