Now that Manchester City have signed Erling Haaland and Liverpool have purchased Darwin Nuñez from Benfica, the striker transfer market can fully kick off.

A lot of movement is expected this summer, with a number of clubs keen to bolster their attack, among which we can find Arsenal.

The Gunners are perhaps a bit more desperate than most, having lost both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to free transfers in a matter of months.

They tried to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January, but the Serbian rejected the chance of an Arsenal move in favour of staying in Italy with Juventus, meaning Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar are now looking elsewhere for the right man.

Multiple leads have been spoken of, but few have stuck as much as the track leading to Victor Osimhen, who could be tempted to leave Napoli, as long as the club get the right amount of money.

That is a big fee, with the Serie A side sticking to their guns over a €100m price tag, and Gazzetta Dello Sport reckon someone could get close to it.

Whether it’s Arsenal remains to be seen, but the newspaper do have an article claiming the Gunners ‘prepare the offer’ for the Nigeria international.

That’s a big claim, and Gazzetta explain that while some Spanish clubs might be lurking, it’s the road to England that ‘remains hot’.

Following the two big transfers mentioned in the opening paragraph of this article, it’s stated ‘that between Arsenal, above all, and Manchester United’, described as the two who have ‘so far moved more concretely on the Nigerian’, at least one will ‘consider Osimhen a real crack to invest those figures in’.

There is a need for an indispensable offer, one that will give Napoli a ‘considerable capital gain’, and it needs to happen sooner rather than later, to then allow the Italians the time ‘to move competitively on the market’.

Something to think about, but it seems the belief is Arsenal are the closest to making a serious step for Osimhen, which we’ll be keeping an eye on.