Arsenal were not shy when it came to splashing cash during the summer transfer window and with Mikel Arteta still looking to overhaul his squad further, we can probably expect more of the same going forward.
£142 million was splashed on Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Martin Odegaard and Albert Sambi Lokonga, and each has made their mark on the 2021-22 season.
January is likely to be a crucial month for the Gunners but plans will also be in place for July, when the summer transfer window opens again.
One player reported to be on the radar of Edu and Arteta is Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi, a player who is almost certain to depart according to club president Harald Luzerg.
“We are aware that Karim will probably take the next step next summer,” he said on Bild’s Bayern Insider podcast.
Moving from Salzburg to the Premier League is a path that has worked brilliantly before, with Southampton signing Sadio Mane from the club back in 2014.
The versatile forward has gone on to score over 100 goals in the top-flight across spells with the Saints and Liverpool. If Adeyemi can provide similar consistency and longevity then the Gunners will not want to miss out.
Adeyemi has now been told by transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio that Arsenal would be a good option for his career, and would be more beneficial than a transfer to Barcelona, who are also said to be interested.
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“I think he would be a better fit for Arsenal than Barcelona,” Di Marzio told Wettfreunde.
“The style of play in Barcelona is different from that in Arsenal. And if I had to imagine him in one of those clubs, I would say Arsenal because that fits better into his style of play.”
This season has seen the 19-year-old striker score 11 times in 15 Bundesliga games in Austria, adding a further four in the Champions League.
It may well be a transfer that relies on Arsenal gaining qualification to Europe, however, adding extra incentive to continue the fine vein of form they find themselves in.
Source by Football London