We are badly in need of reinforcements up front at the moment, with injuries and a failures in the transfer market leaving us extremely light. Arsene Wenger is apparently keen on signing Basel’s young striker Breel Embolo, with the £10m rated star catching the eye with his goalscoring in Switzerland, as reported by the Express.
Despite being just 18-years-old, Embolo is already an international at senior level, and has been in and around the first team fold at Basel since 2014. He has a fantastic goalscoring record for his age as well, and boasts all the qualities required to succeed on a bigger stage.
We could get a look at Embolo this Tuesday, with the teenager potentially involved in Switzerland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against England.
He looks to be the type of signing that would appeal to Arsene Wenger, but we’ll have to wait to see if there’s anything concrete in the interest, with the reports originating from Italy.
Arsenal transfer news
As the Express’ report suggests, we were heavily linked with the likes of Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani over the course of the summer. Arsenal fans will obviously be hoping for a world class forward of that calibre rather than a relatively unproven 18-year-old, but may not get their wish.