A new update to Arsenal’s search for a new striker has surfaced this week.
The Gunners currently have Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as top attacking options.
The duo scored just four league goals between them in 2021/22, only two of which came from open play. Both Lacazette and Nketiah’s contracts expired this summer as well, meaning Arsenal are risking starting 2022/23 with Vollaren Balogun as the only natural striker.
Now though, Reports Out came Italy claiming “progress” for the Argentine international and Inter Milan star, Lautaro Martinez.
Arsenal have been linked with Martinez in the past – as have Tottenham – but Arsenal appear set to reignite their transfer interest before the next window.
No transfer fees are mentioned in the report.
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Martinez Inter mission
Lautaro Martinez has been trading in Italy since summer 2018.
It comes after Inter Milan sacked the 24-year-old from Argentine club Racing Club for a fee believed to be in place. 22.5 million pounds sterling.
And although he had no experience in Europe before moving to Inter, Martinez cruised to Serie A like a duck in the water.
The 2019/20 campaign has seen the 24-year-old go from strength to strength under the guidance of Antonio Conte. In 35 league games that season, Martinez scored 14 and made five.
Then he scored 17 and made 10 goals in 38 Serie A matches last season, as Inter ended Juventus’ dominance of the Italian League.
And although he saw his fellow striker Romelu Lukaku leave the summer of 2021, Martinez has managed to score 15 goals and provide three assists in 29 league games so far this season.
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