It’s an open secret that Arsenal are in dire need of a new striker this summer, and a host of big names fill the columns of transfer chatter every day.
One player we haven’t yet seen attracting the kind of attention he deserves is West Ham striker Jarrod Bowen, who has had a fantastic season at David Moyes’ side.
The 25-year-old has played a variety of offensive roles this season, including adapting to the occasional nine-filler, with an impressive comeback with 14 goals and 9 assists in all competitions so far.
Bowen’s form has made him appear on Liverpool’s radar, and is likely to cost England around £75m, caught abroad I mentioned recently.
Arsenal may feel it would be better to sign a more traditional attacking heart, but the list of realistic options available is not particularly long, with not many of them such as Darwin Nunez, Jonathan David and Lautaro Martinez having proven in the Premier League. Probably more expensive than Bowen.
Arsenal could be a perfect fit for Bowen, however, and Mikel Arteta is likely to find room to shine in the attacking three-line, whether it’s in the false nines, or as a goal-threat from outside like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka, he was supposed to be. Like Nicholas Pepe.
Much will certainly depend on how the season ends with Arsenal, as Bowen will likely feel he is making a real move from West Ham, which could mean he prefers someone like Liverpool if he shows a lot of interest.
However, there is no doubt that Arsenal is a big name that can boost Bowen’s hopes of breaking into Gareth Southgate’s side, and the timing couldn’t be better as it is a World Cup year.
Overall, this sounds like a smart deal that could benefit most parties involved, so it’s probably a potential epic to watch in the coming weeks and months.