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Arsenal expedite the magnificent acquisition of a £85m striker who has made 46 goal contributions this season…



Arsenal’s pursuit of a top-class striker has taken a significant step forward with the signing of Viktor Gyokeres from Sporting.


Despite uncertainties surrounding other potential targets, such as Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney, Arsenal has identified Gyokeres as their number one choice.


A journalist has disclosed that the club’s efforts to secure the striker’s signature have intensified. Arsenal’s progress in recent seasons has been remarkable, as they transformed into genuine title contenders last year, only to falter under pressure towards the end.


Mikel Arteta has demonstrated that his team is not a one-season wonder, as they are once again making a title charge. Additionally, Arsenal reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2010 by defeating FC Porto last week.


The high-profile £105m acquisition of Declan Rice has clearly elevated the Gunners to a new level. Major transfers like this can have a significant impact on a club’s success, and in Arsenal’s case, it is evident that they made the right decision with Rice.


Nevertheless, Arsenal may be prepared to pay another substantial fee at the end of the season in order to secure a proven goal scorer for their front line. Adding a prolific striker to Arteta’s strongest attacking trio, consisting of Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, would undoubtedly cause nightmares for opposing defenses.


All three players, Victor Osimhen, Ivan Toney, and Viktor Gyokeres, have been linked with potential moves. However, according to TEAMtalk, Arsenal’s interest in Toney has diminished, and Fabrizio Romano has stated that there has been no progress regarding Osimhen.


Gyokeres emerges as a priority over Osimhen and Toney. In his Daily Briefing column, the journalist stated, “There is no new development regarding Victor Osimhen, despite reports suggesting that Arsenal are leading the race to sign him ahead of Chelsea.”


He further explained, “There is no competition because it is not a traditional race. There are no negotiations with Napoli as there is a release clause involved. It simply comes down to paying the required amount and reaching an agreement with Osimhen. Currently, no club is close to achieving that.”


While there has been interest from several clubs for months, there has been no significant progress in the situation.


According to a recent report from Football Transfers, Arsenal is now considering a move for Sporting and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres.


Arsenal’s search for a top striker seems to have led them to the 25-year-old talent, Gyokeres. His impressive performances have made him the primary choice for Arteta, and it’s clear why.


Since joining from Coventry City last summer for a significant fee of €24m, Gyokeres has been in sensational form, contributing to an impressive 46 goals (33 goals, 13 assists) in just 38 matches across all competitions.


His outstanding performances have propelled Sporting to the top of the Primeira Liga, and a victory against Boavista would bring them closer to securing the title ahead of their rivals, FC Porto and Benfica.


In their pursuit of Gyokeres, Arsenal will be closely monitoring his performance tonight against Boavista, as reported by Football Transfers journalist, Steve Kay.


In a conversation with X, Kay reiterated that Arsenal has a “strong interest” in the striker and confirmed that club scouts will be present at Sporting’s match tonight in Portugal.


The Gunners are already aware of the cost of signing Gyokeres, thanks to a release clause.


If clubs make a bid of €100m, Sporting can be excluded from the equation. At the current exchange rate, this is approximately £85m.


Coventry is one club that would greatly appreciate Arsenal signing Gyokeres, as the Championship side stands to receive a significant windfall through a 15 percent sell-on clause.