Arsenal may have lost to Brighton on Saturday evening, but the Gunners' race for the top four is far from over. Arsenal still has eight games to play in order to finish in the top four. Meanwhile, here's what's going on at Arsenal.
Arsenal have struggled to score goals. Bukayo Saka, Martinelli, Odegaard, and Smith-Rowe have all created excellent goal-scoring opportunities, but none of them has been converted. In fact, there is a widespread belief among Arsenal fans that if they had had a reliable striker, their results would have been much better.
It is worth noting that Arsenal are looking for a striker, but one might wonder what kind of striker Arteta is looking for. Arsenal's academy striker Mika Beirath recently hinted at what Arteta expects from his strikers. Beirath stated,
"Mikel Arteta likes the striker to play in the No. 10 pocket, so it’s just about adding those little things. It becomes comfortable dropping into that space where midfielders open it up for you, which we didn’t really do at Fulham."
With Beirath's admission, there is no doubt Arteta wants a technically gifted striker who is good at link-up play to lead his attack. The question is who among the already linked strikers has these qualities, because he could be Arteta's weapon next season.
Meanwhile, although West Ham and Liverpool have been rumoured to be interested in Youri Tielemans, it has been reported that these rumours are false. Instead, Youi Tielemans is expected to join either Arsenal or Manchester United. According to rumours, whoever qualifies for the Champions League will easily secure Tielemans' services from Leicester.
The Belgian is in the final 14 months of his contract at Leicester, and because he is unwilling to sign a new deal with the Foxes, Leicester are looking to offload him in the summer. A £25 million bid is reportedly enough for Leicester to let him go.
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