Osimhen: Arsenal in 'last minute push' to sign Super Eagles striker ahead deadline day

Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen celebrates one of his goals. (Photo Credit: Asiwaju Lerry/X)

Osimhen: Arsenal in 'last minute push' to sign Super Eagles striker ahead deadline day

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:31 - 31.08.2023

Super Eagles' Victor Osimhen has started the season for Napoli in blistering form as he ended last season to alert top European clubs like Arsenal ahead of deadline day.

Premier League contenders Arsenal are mulling over a move for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen ahead of deadline day. 

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race for the 2023 Serie A top scorer as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his attack before the window shuts. 

Osimhen off to a blistering start

After what was a remarkable 2022/2023 campaign for the Nigerian forward, Osimhen has kicked on from where he stopped. 

The 24-year-old has become a hero in Naples after he inspired Napoli to their first league title in over 30 years. 

Osimhen was named top goals scorer in Italy |Photo Credit: X: @victorosimhen9

Nigeria’s Osimhen broke records en route to becoming the first African in Italian league history to be named the best striker in Serie A. 

His 26 goals proved decisive for Napoli’s impressive win last season and he is back to help the club defend their crown.

Osimhen has continued from where he stopped from last season. (Photo Credit: Napoli/X)

Osimhen has netted three goals in just two appearances this season to help Napoli to two wins in their opening two matches in the Serie A. 

Arsenal in for Osimhen

Following his excellent form for the Italian champions, Osimhen remains a hot property with several top European clubs keeping close tabs on him.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's boss, is looking to build on last season's progress at the Emirates. (Photo Credit: Imago)

According to a report by Football Transfers, one of the clubs Arsenal have already held talks as they look to sign the Nigerian striker ahead of deadline day. 

Arsenal’s sporting director Edu Gaspar has reportedly contacted Napoli’s owner Aurelio De Laurentiis to enquire about the possibility of luring their star man away from Naples. 

Victor Osimhen has netted three goals in two matches for Napoli. (Photo Credit: Asiwaju Lerry/X)

The move by the Gunners is in a bid to help manager, Mikel Arteta build on their title charge last season with the addition of a world class forward. 

Arteta sees for the former LOSC Lille man as the ideal striker to lead his Arsenal side as they look to challenge defending champions Manchester City for the Premier League title again. 

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While Arsenal and Arteta are huge admirers, it is rather unlikely that Osimhen will depart Napoli on deadline day. 

The Nigerian superstar looks set to remain at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, where he still has two years left on his current contract. 

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