Atalanta key man emerged as shock transfer target for Arsenal

By | April 16, 2021

With rumours that Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out from the Emirates in the summer, the need for a replacement could become manager Mikel Arteta needs to look into.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not getting any younger either, which is why fans have seen stories involving the Gunners being keen on goalscorers.

Odsonne Edouard is one such player, but there are other attackers who could also fill the void and find the back of the net, such as Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata.

There have been no reports about Arsenal’s interest in the Colombian striker, but he certainly would not mind a move to North London if it presented itself.

Giving an interview to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the target man, who has 15 goals and 12 assists in 39 matches for Atalanta this term, was quizzed about a supposed dream of his of playing in the PL because of Thierry Henry.

Duvan replied: “In football, never say never. As a boy in Colombia, the English league was the most broadcast. I supported Arsenal and woke up early on the weekend to watch the games on TV.”

In other news, Inter Milan and Morocco star Achraf Hakimi is a summer transfer target for Arsenal, according to the latest reports.