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Arsenal suffer a setback in terms of competition for Jonathan David

Written by Kian Long

June 12, 2020

Arsenal are rumoured to be in the market to sign another striker this summer, this is due to reports of potential sales of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. While things are far from concrete and the Gunners still need to make their mind up, there’s no denying that it’s better to be safe than sorry in times like this.

Of course, given the current state of the transfer market which is bound to be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak hindering clubs’ financial progress, cheap options are the best options. Either free agents or player swaps seem to be the way to go. That said, Arsenal are choosing wisely where to invest the potential money they could get from player sales.

Jonathan David is a name that’s thrown around a lot lately. The Gent forward has scored 18 goals in the Jupiler League this season, which is rather impressive for a 20-year-old. He has also scored three goals in the Europa League, including an important goal to secure a point against Roma most recently.

According to a new report from HLN, Arsenal’s job has just been made even harder. If they are to sign David this summer, then they will face competition from Manchester United. The Red Devils also want to invest in the strikers’ position, since it seems likely that they will not sign Odion Ighalo permanently.

It doesn’t mean that the deal is called off, by any stretch of the imagination. The report doesn’t claim how desperate United are to sign David. However, if they are pretty desperate to sign him then it’ll be hard for Arsenal to overthrow this pursuit. After all, as much as we hate to admit it. United are a huge club and they have more pull then we do, as well as possessing more financial power to make the deal go ahead.

Of course, the main priority for Arsenal should be to keep ahold of Aubameyang and Lacazette. After all, as the old saying goes, you don’t need to fix something that isn’t broken. Aubameyang and Lacazette work incredibly well together and if the Gunners can give them a reason to stay, most notably by qualifying for the Champions League next season, then I’m sure they will happily stay for another season.

 

 

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