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Arsenal must look to secure deal for Viktor Gyokeres

Mikel Arteta is once again leading Arsenal on another title charge after faltering last season despite leading the table for the longest possible period. 

The defence and midfield have been impressive with William Saliba and Declan Rice holding the fort for the team.

Although Arsenal’s wingers have been impressive, the centre-forwards have been lacklustre with Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah and Kai Havertz scoring only ten Premier League goals accumulatively.

The Gunners are set to recoup a more lethal forward and have reportedly registered an interest in Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres over a potential transfer.

The Sweden international has been one of the signings of the season, scoring 15 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions for Sporting since joining from Coventry City last summer.

The 23-year-old is valued at £87 million and has a contract until June 2028 at the Estádio José Alvalade.

Sporting manager Ruben Amorim is unperturbed as he believes any player can leave if their release clause is met.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is unhappy with his team’s final-third productivity, driving the desire to acquire a number nine with guaranteed goalscoring capability.

Gyokeres demonstrated his prowess by tallying 41 Championship goals across three seasons with Coventry before securing a move to Sporting.

Gyokeres boasts nine goals and four assists in 12 league games. His inaugural experience in European competition includes two goals and one assist in four games.

His recent performances indicate he could be a suitable addition to address the Gunners’ goalscoring woes and add much-needed firepower to their title bid.

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