Back in January 2020, Ollie Watkins had been linked with a move to Arsenal while he was still scoring left, right and center for Brentford in the EFL Championship, but a deal never materialised and he ended up joining Aston Villa in the summer of 2020, where in his first Premier league campaign he managed to score 14 goals.
Recently, a report has popped up that Arteta and Edu have shortlisted Ollie Watkins as one of their prime targets to fill their striking position. Ideally, a switch to Arsenal for Ollie Watkins will be a match made in heaven, considering when he was once asked, while he was still at Brentford, what a move to Arsenal would mean to him, he said the following while speaking to the Super 6 podcast, "Yeah, I think so. Yeah. My grandad and all my family [supported Arsenal]. I even said it when I was at Brentford and I said it would be a dream to play for Arsenal and I loved them growing up."
For his signature, Arsenal will most probably have to spend at least £28m, which is way cheaper than what their other targets, Dominic Calvert Lewin or Yousef En Nesyri, are said to cost. Watkins has started four games this season and already has a goal to his name.Only one goal may sound underwhelming, but if you have watched Watkins, you will know that he can only get better with time.
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