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David Ornstein adds exciting £100m striker to Arsenal summer shopping list

Transfer expert David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal have added £100-rated Premier League striker to their shopping list

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Arsenal are set to intensify their search for a new striker this summer, resuming their pursuit after cooling interest in Ivan Toney during the January transfer window. 

Despite a stellar run of form, the Gunners are keen on bolstering their attacking options to further solidify their chances of competing for top trophies.

The team’s recent success has been notable, heading into Monday’s Premier League game against Sheffield United with high confidence following dominant victories in recent weeks. 

Even without Gabriel Jesus in the starting XI, goals have flowed for Arsenal. However, there remains a persistent belief within the club that signing a quality striker is imperative, especially after missing out on Toney earlier in the year.

Republic of Ireland international, Evan Ferguson has emerged as a potential target for Arsenal. The young striker showcased his quality last season, establishing himself as a key player for Brighton under manager Roberto de Zerbi. 

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David Ornstein says Arsenal are interested in Evan Ferguson next summer (Image credit: Getty Images)

Having excelled with the Seagulls last season with 16 goals and five assists across all competitions, Ferguson has, however, experienced a slightly subdued performance this campaign, finding the back of the net six times.

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According to insights from David Ornstein in his recent Q&A for The Athletic, Evan Ferguson is among the strikers Arsenal are considering for a summer move. 

Ornstein identified several alternatives to Ivan Toney, stating, “A striker is the main focus, and they admire Benjamin Sesko, Viktor Gyokeres, Evan Ferguson, and others.” 

Ornstein also highlighted Arsenal’s long-term interest in adding competition and backup in the wide attacking area, expressing interest in Pedro Neto. However, the likelihood of meeting Wolverhampton Wanderers’ asking price of £80 million seems low due to concerns about Neto’s injury record.

Ornstein acknowledged the stiff competition for Neto, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur all reportedly interested. 

He added: “There will also be competition for Neto, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur all in the mix. Depending on departures, a central midfielder might be needed, with long-term interest in Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi.”

Depending on potential departures, Arsenal might also seek to strengthen their central midfield, with long-term interest in Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi.

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