Arsenal have emerged as one of the clubs linked with a move for Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson who declared on-field ‘war’ with Gabriel Magalhaes. Mikel Arteta has been linked with a move for a striker and will now look at this Englishman who is said to be available at a good price unlike previously considered options.
This month, Arsenal have been rumoured to be interested in several strikers, in a bid to improve the attacking department as they prepare to mount a serious charge for success in the Premier League, and in the UEFA Champions League where FC Porto awaits in the Round of 16.
Just like Arsenal have battled all winter with insufficient funds to pursue identified targets, Gabriel Maghalhaes and Callum Wilson have never had it cool whenever they face-off on the pitch.
The Newcastle United striker who is reportedly available as the club battles with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Wilson said on the Footballer Football Podcast: “I think for me, mine is Gabriel from Arsenal. He’s a good player, and off the field he’s probably a nice guy and we’d get along, but on the pitch it’s just like war.
“He wants to fight me, I want to fight him, we had a game against Arsenal recently and he was kicking me, I was clotheslining him, nudging him, elbowing him, standing on his foot, grabbing him for no reason.
“It started from the last game before this season, we had a bit on the pitch, and in the tunnel during the game this season, he was laughing with the Brazilians, and I was angry looking at him, and he looked at me and thinks ‘oh no, not you again.’ We got on the pitch and we started,” the Englishman revealed.
According to The Standard, Newcastle United like Arsenal need to sell before they can buy, and so Callum Wilson has emerged as one player who could be sold before next week’s January transfer deadline.
Arsenal and other top clubs will be alerted over the availability of Wilson who played a big part in Newcastle United’s top-four finish last season.
Wilson has established himself as one of the Premier Leagues most prolific forwards, and so will improve the Gunners attack with his strength and direct style of play.
He has scored 86 goals in the Premier League and so will definitely give the Gunners something to think about in the final days of the January transfer window.