Arsenal Transfer News: According to reports, Arsenal is once again interested in signing Lautaro Martinez to bolster their assault for the next season, and Inter Milan is willing to sell
Arsenal Transfer News: Football Insider reports that as Mikel Arteta attempts to bolster his assault, Lautaro Martinez has once again reemerged on Arsenal’s radar. Since Inter Milan is in financial trouble, they may be willing to sell the World Cup champion for £80 million. In Qatar, Lautaro Martinez struggled and ultimately failed to make an impact for Argentina in the World Cup. The striker for Inter Milan saw around 238 minutes of action. However, in the preliminary rounds, he was replaced as the starter by Julian Alvarez. The teenage striker may have lost form since he was playing through an injury.
Martinez has scored five goals in the past five Serie A matches since returning to Inter Milan. He has played in 30 games for his club, across all competitions. He scored 15 goals while also assisting seven others.
According to the report, Arsenal’s interest in the World Cup champion has been revived. Also, he will cost you roughly 100 million if you want to buy him from Inter Milan. It has been said that Mikel Arteta would want to add more attackers to his current roster. The Argentine international’s presence has been welcomed by him.
Arsenal Transfer News: What’s the matter?
In the summer of 2021, the Gunners showed interest in the forward. Nonetheless, they did not make any effort to sign him. In those days, they didn’t bother entering any European competitions. Martinez commanded a hefty transfer price from Inter Milan.
Since then, Arsenal has emerged as a heavy favourite to advance to the UEFA Champions League, completely shifting the dynamics in north London. Meanwhile, Inter Milan’s financial woes make a trade of the forward possible. They may be able to cash in on the Argentine’s market value more than any other player if they sign him since many English teams have shown interest. Furthermore, many of them could be willing to spend £80 million to get his services.
Despite having more than three years remaining on his present term, Martinez may yet be open to quitting the club and joining an English team. The issue is still whether Arsenal or another team will sign him. According to rumours, Premier League club Newcastle United is also considering a move. However, both teams have sufficient options at centre forward.
🗣️ “I will be only satisfied if they give me the two points back.”
Mikel Arteta says he will only be satisfied if Arsenal were given the points back due to the human error in VAR that cost them two points against Brentford.
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The Gunners have struggled without their great scorer Gabriel Jesus, who is still recovering from an injury he sustained during the World Cup. While he was out, Eddie Nketiah did a fantastic job as a deputy. His goals against West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Manchester United have been essential in keeping the championship bid alive.
Will Lautaro move to the Emirates Stadium?
Folarin Balogun, following the most recent round of games, is the leading scorer in Ligue 1. As a result, it’s hard to see Arsenal shelling out £80 million for a new striker, much alone Martinez. To be more specific, the physical characteristics of Nketiah and Jesus are quite close to those of the World Cup winner. Therefore, Arteta may think about using a different kind of forward.
As of right now, Declan Rice is the top midfielder on the Gunners’ want list. Moreover, the team needs reinforcements on the right side of the attack and another midfielder. Thus, it seems unlikely that they would acquire a new striker, particularly given the depth they already possess in that department.