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Arsenal have put the reported Liverpool goal Jonathan David on their transfer radar as an alternative goal to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to a report.
Arsenal enjoyed a solid summer window, the benefits of which are now clear to see. In fact, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White have developed well after settling into the back line.
Meanwhile, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale have proved further good acquisitions for manager Mikel Arteta.
The only area Arsenal did not address, however, is their front line, which is fast becoming a priority topic. With his 32 years, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not a long-term option, while Alexandre Lacazette seems more likely to leave at the end of the season.
What’s more, fringe attacker Eddie Nketiah has reportedly declined the latest offer for a new contract.
As such, reports on Friday claimed that Arsenal are looks at Everton striker Calvert-Lewin. The English national team player, 24, would reportedly cost £ 60 million.
In the middle of the steep price, though Evening Standard has claimed that the Gunners have also scouted Little Man David.
The 21-year-old originally made his name in Ghent, Belgium, but moved to France in 2020. While scoring 13 goals in 37 Ligue 1 matches to help Lille to the title in the final period, he is now in an even richer vein of form.
Arsenal look at Jonathan David transfer
In fact, after 10 strikes in 16 Ligue 1 matches this time, Arsenal transfer manager Edu and Liverpool have reportedly noticed it.
David has also appeared in the Champions League and scored two goals in five matches.
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Reports citing Liverpool’s interest claimed his value is currently € 35 million (£ 30 million) – half what Calvert-Lewin would cost.
However, that fee may soon increase if Lille qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. They are at the top of Group G, but only three points separate them and the bottom team Wolfsburg ahead of their meeting next Wednesday.
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In other news, the Saudi club Al-Ittihad has reportedly initiated talks with Mohamed Elneny over a winter transfer.
The Egyptian national team player has enjoyed a resurgence under manager Arteta after a match for playing time under his predecessor Unai Emery.
But with the arrival of Thomas Partey and Lokonga to Arsenal, he has faced more of a match in minutes.
As such, Al-Ittihad has reportedly sensed a transfer option.