After failing to qualify for the champions league for the first time in 20 years, Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Nigerian hotshot Henry Onyekuru, according to Express.co.uk
Since the departure of Robin van Persie in 2012, the North London club have struggled with finding a replacement.
Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck are the other recognised forwards at the Emirates but have failed to score the much needed goals. Alexis Sanchez came to the rescue for much of the season and scored 29 goals for the club. But it was not enough to get the Gunners a champions league spot.
It now looks like a frustrated Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has decided to try a relatively unknown to solve his striker problem. Which is why he is now gunning for Onyekuru, who is the top scorer in Belgian football with 25 goals for KAS Eupen this season, for salvation.
According to Sky Sports, the 19-year-old has a £6.8m release clause in his contract and is a big Arsenal fan.
Everton, Southampton, West Brom, Middlesbrough and Celtic have also been recently linked with Onyekuru.
After finishing fifth in the Premier League, unlike what critics say, Wenger still has confidence in his players and sees no need to massively strengthen the Arsenal squad.
He had hinted that only one or two players could come in.
“I think this group of players is good enough to come back.
“They have learned a lot and they have gone through difficult periods this season and they have bounced back in a very strong way.”
In any case, Wenger’s fate as Arsenal manager will be decided at the end of May after the FA Cup final clash with league champions, Chelsea, he had said.