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Serie A expert claims Victor Osimhen is “suited” for Arsenal

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Arsenal are “more suited” to Napoli striker Victor Osimhen than fellow Premier League outfit Manchester United.

That is according to Serie A expert Conor Clancy, who has given his take on the in-demand forward, who is attracting interest from a wealth of top clubs this summer after an impressive season in Naples, in which he bagged 18 goals in all competitions.

The Gunners have reportedly already seen a £76m move for the Nigerian rejected by the Serie A club, but Clancy claims that they should go back in for the striker as he is “suited” to the club.

When asked about his suitability for Arsenal in comparison to United, he told GIVEMESPORT:

“I think Arsenal will be more suited to him than United, to be honest, because if he goes to United while Cristiano Ronaldo is there, he’s probably going to be held back.

“If he goes to Arsenal, he’s going to be the main man. There’s no comparison between Osimhen and [Alexandre] Lacazette.”

Our thoughts on Osimhen to Arsenal

Arsenal undoubtedly need a striker, and, if they make the signing, Osimhen would likely do well at the Emirates due to his impressive goal record in his career thus far, which has earned him plenty of praise from pundits and managers alike.

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has previously said about the former Lille man: “he will continue to score many goals, and he will increase his quality in his finishing”. Meanwhile, his teammate Dries Mertens has also noted: “he’s a smart lad who wants to listen and learn”.

This common theme of the praise the 23-year-old has received, also being lauded as having a “lion’s heart” by Odion Ighalo, relating to his potential to improve would be something that Mikel Arteta would note as a positive due to his clear focus on developing young talent during his time as manager of the side he used to captain.

However, the price tag to take Osimhen away from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium may ultimately be a stumbling block for the North Londoners, with Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly demanding a ‘monster figure’ for the Italian side’s number nine.

With that in mind, and that their other main transfer target, Gabriel Jesus, is available for between £42m and £51m according to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are probably better off pursuing the Manchester City man instead, despite the likelihood that Osimhen would be a quality acquisition for Arteta’s side.

AND in other news, Kevin Campbell tips Gunners to sign THIS Prem striker…

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