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Report: Mikel Arteta is said to be highly motivated to secure the signing of an ‘electric’ forward for a significant sum of £50m with exceptional speed and skills…



Mikel Arteta has set his sights on bringing in a £50m attacker with exceptional speed and skill, making him the preferred choice among all other forwards.


The top priority for Mikel Arteta this summer is to secure the signature of a £50m attacker known for his electrifying style of play.


Mikel Arteta has made his intentions clear to Arsenal’s recruitment team regarding his top priority signing for the upcoming summer transfer window.


Rumors suggest that Arsenal is close to finalizing a deal for Italian center-back Riccardo Calafiori.


Arteta envisions Calafiori playing as an inverted full-back at Arsenal in the upcoming season, complementing Jurrien Timber as he makes his return from injury.


In that aspect, it appears that Edu has nearly fulfilled one of Arteta’s three requests for this summer.


Besides a left-footed defender, Arteta was also reportedly interested in the club acquiring a new central midfielder – specifically a number six, and a new forward player.


Initially, it looked like Benjamin Sesko, a traditional number nine, would be the attacking addition.


Nevertheless, with the deal for Sesko falling through, it now appears that Arsenal will shift their focus towards pursuing a winger who can challenge Bukayo Saka on the right while also being able to start on the left.


Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing Spain’s Nico Williams to Arsenal.


According to The Athletic, Arteta’s top choice for a wide player is Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams.


The 21-year-old has been impressive at Euro 2024 and is gearing up to go against William Saliba in the semi-final on Tuesday.


Saliba is surely looking forward to the challenge, having been one of the standout defenders in the tournament.


Likewise, Williams has possibly outshone Saka with his displays on the wing in Germany, showcasing his immense talent.


The Spanish player with electrifying skills is reportedly up for grabs this summer for approximately £50m, a fair price for his level of talent.


Nevertheless, the high wages of William could pose a significant challenge for Arsenal, as he would instantly become one of the top earners under Arteta if his current salary is maintained in north London.


Despite this potential hurdle, a club like Arsenal, with lofty ambitions, should not be deterred, as William has the potential to drive Arteta’s vision towards achieving silverware.


It is not an overstatement to claim that William is just as thrilling to watch as Saka and Gabriel Martinelli at the moment, a rare talent of their caliber.


It would be advantageous for Arsenal to secure the signing before Barcelona, as they are also showing strong interest.


However, this should not discourage the club from making efforts, as they need to match the level of determination shown by Manchester City in the transfer market.