Arsenal are preparing a bid to sign £85.5m striker who’s scored more goals than Erling Haaland

Arsenal are already preparing their plans for the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Gunners are currently on top of the Premier League table and still in with a chance of going through to the semi-final of the Champions League next week.

All the talk about summer transfers has quietened down as the focus is on the pitch, but Edu Gaspar is said to be working hard on new signings behind the scenes.

One striker has caught Arsenal‘s eye, and the Gunners are reportedly preparing an offer to sign him now.

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Arsenal face competition from London rivals to sign Viktor Gyokeres

Viktor Gyokeres is one of the most prolific strikers in world football right now.

The Swede, who joined Sporting Lisbon from Coventry City last summer, is a star in Portugal and is all set to become a wanted man at the end of this season.

Arsenal are likely to strengthen their attack this summer, with a new prolific goalscorer expected to be on their wish list.

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Mikel Arteta‘s side have been linked with plenty of names over the last few weeks, but Gyokeres seems to be very high up on their list of targets.

To add further fuel to all the rumours, Gyokeres’ agent has come out and suggested that his client will likely leave if Ruben Amorim, who has been heavily linked with the Liverpool job, ends up leaving this summer.

Reporting the above comments, Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda revealed that Arsenal and their London rivals Chelsea are both ‘preparing an offer to send to Sporting Libson’ to sign Gyokeres.

The striker has a release clause in his contract that’s set at an eye-watering £85.5 million.

Viktor Gyokeres’ stats compared to Erling Haaland, Mo Salah and Bukayo Saka

Mikel Arteta has built a brilliant squad at Arsenal.

Almost every player who starts regularly is at an elite level, and all of their attackers have chipped in with goals since the start of last season.

However, the one thing Arsenal lack in attack is a prolific number nine who will guarantee them 25 or more goals every season.

That’s probably why they are looking at Viktor Gyokeres, a player who is outscoring all the superstar forwards in the Premier League this season, including Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah.

Check out how Gyokeres’ numbers fare against the best attackers in England.

Games played Goals Assists
Viktor Gyokeres 42 36 15
Erling Haaland 37 30 6
Mohamed Salah 35 23 13
Bukayo Saka 40 18 13
Heung-min Son 29 15 9
Ollie Watkins 43 24 10

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