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Arsenal in talks for Premier League striker who wants more than £150k p/w on a five-year deal

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It’s no secret that Arsenal are in the market for a centre-forward that’s effectively a guarantee of goals.

That’s taking nothing away from Gabriel Jesus who certainly knows where the net is, however, an out-an-out striker who plays off the shoulder of the last defender, with great technical ability and a decent record in front of goal would be perfect for the Gunners.

Brentford’s Ivan Toney is a name that’s been mentioned in dispatches, though it’s believed that Mikel Arteta isn’t fully sold on the player, Football Transfers quoting a source close to the club as saying there are “doubts” from the Spaniard’s point of view because of Toney’s image and current predicament.

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That’s opened the door for discussions to be had elsewhere, and Football Transfers have exclusively revealed that Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins is being talked about.

 

Ollie Watkins to Arsenal?

 

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The outlet note that Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu, and the player’s agent, former Gunner, Paolo Vernazza, are speaking about the possibility of confirmed Arsenal fan, Watkins, joining the club on a five-year deal, with the player believed to want in excess of £150,000 per week.

At 27 years of age, the player is in a footballer’s supposed ‘peak’ years and would be another astute signing for the north Londoners, particularly if they’re still flying high at the top of the Premier League table.

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Watkins’ goals and standard of performance could be the thing that tips the title race in their favour.

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