Lee Dixon and Paul Merson agree on transfer Arsenal need to make to help secure top four place


Arsenal legends Lee Dixon and Paul Merson would like to see their former club sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the coming weeks.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future remains uncertain following Mikel Arteta’s decision to relieve the Gabon international of his captain duties earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are free to speak to foreign clubs in January as their contracts at the Emirates run out in June 2022.

The Gunners are therefore in desperate need of a striker this January and Calvert-Lewin ticks the boxes – at least according to Dixon that is.

“Would I like to see Calvert-Lewin at Arsenal? I think yes,” Dixon told the Daily Mail.

“I think you’d struggle to get one of the top, top strikers like [Erling] Haaland.

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“It would be a step up for Calvert-Lewin, no disrespect to Everton.

“I like him, I think he’s got potential to be as good as he wants to be. He is fit and athletic, he is strong and good in the air and a good finisher. I would take him.”

Dixon’s ex-teammate Merson thinks that Calvert-Lewin will be tempted by an offer from Arsenal and that completing the transfer could mean the difference in Arsenal’s search of Champions League football.

“Arsenal need to go out and buy Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as soon as he is fit,” ex-Gunners midfielder Merson said on Sky Sports, via the Express, in early December.

“Put in a massive bid for him. They need a focal point up front who is good and strong.

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“[He would go there] because it’s the Arsenal.”

He added: “Tell me a reason why they [Everton] are a bigger club than Arsenal? Arsenal are going to finish above them.

“If Calvert-Lewin goes there, they can get into the top four.”

The Gunners go into the New Year on 35 points, a total that leaves them in fourth position, four points ahead of West Ham United in fifth.

However, arch rivals Tottenham can leapfrog the Gunners by winning their games in hand.

It’s looking like it’s going to be a close run-in and a signing like Calvert-Lewin could go a long way in deciding who clinches that final Champions League spot.

Source by Football London

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