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Soldati confirms Arsenal interest in striker

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Duvan ZapataIt’s no secret that Arsene Wenger needs to sign a striker this summer – as it’s been for the past several years before – and Duvan Zapata is reportedly on their radar.

The Udinese striker, who is halfway through a two-year loan from Napoli, has netted eight goals in 25 Serie A appearances this season.

Arsenal fans will be eager to see Wenger bring in a top striker for next season as they failed in their bid for the title in the previous one. Subsequently, the Frenchman will want to bolster his attacking options following long-term injuries to Danny Welbeck.

And Udinese president Franco Soldati claims Wenger is interested in the 25-year-old forward.

Quoted in the Daily Express, as reported by Radio Kiss Kiss, Soldati said on the matter:

‘There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan.

‘He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.

‘He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.’

The Colombian’s contract at Napoli expires next summer and is currently valued at around the £7 million mark and looks to be a decent coup should Wenger acquire him.

However, the majority of the Emirates faithful would rather see a more accomplished and recognised forward like Alvaro Morata come in this summer than Zapata.

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