While the upcoming transfer window is anticipated to be relatively subdued for Arsenal, potential reactions to ongoing developments remain on the table.
The persistent speculation surrounding Eddie Nketiah’s departure opens up a significant opportunity for change, with several names linked to the club either in January or next summer.
Among these, Viktor Gyokeres is a recurrent name that continues to be associated with Arsenal’s interest, carrying a reported valuation of £85 million.
Gyokeres, who recently returned to England earlier this year, has notably excelled, notching up 17 goals in 20 games and delivering an impressive performance for Sporting Lisbon against FC Porto in the recent fixture.
As Arsenal contemplates potential striker signings, doubts reportedly linger over the acquisition of Ivan Toney, another frequently linked name.
Although Gyokeres comes with a substantial release clause, the 25-year-old Swedish striker appears poised to ascend into the ranks of Europe’s elite forwards.
Following Gyokeres’ goal and assist in the recent match, Portuguese outlet Record provided an evaluation of his performance.
The description highlighted his decisive impact, and creativity in movement, runs, and dribbles that posed challenges for the Porto defense.
While acknowledging moments where more precision could enhance his final third contributions, the overall assessment suggested an exceptional display.
For Mikel Arteta, the prospect of adding Gyokeres to Arsenal’s squad in January could be an enticing proposition.
At 25 years old, the Swedish striker presents a player with significant growth potential, a quality that aligns well with Arsenal’s vision.
Gyokeres’ remarkable trajectory over the past few years, coupled with his recent standout performances, might make him a regrettable departure for Brighton Hove Albion