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Fabrizio Ravanelli urges Arsenal to sign striker compared to Erling Haaland

The 25-year old striker is heavily linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League, with Arsenal as one of the interested clubs

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Arsenal are in active search for a striker of Erling Haaland’s quality to improve their attacking options, with the available players not hitting the highest possible standard.

Last season, Arsenal were beaten to the Premier League title by a Manchester City team which had a prolific goal-scorer in Erling Haaland, the Norwegian bagging 36 goals and eight assists to help the Citizens land the 2022/23 EPL crown.

Former Italian player and manager Fabrizio Ravanelli has expressed his belief that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen would be an ideal signing for Premier League clubs, with Arsenal heavily linked as one of the possible destinations for the Nigerian striker.

Fabrizio Ravanelli, speaking to Mega Dice, drew parallels between Victor Osimhen and Erling Haaland, rating them both as ‘fantastic players’.

While acknowledging that Haaland might currently be at a higher level, Ravanelli praised Osimhen as a complete striker, highlighting his strength and quality in the final third of the pitch. He emphasized Osimhen’s versatility in scoring goals with both feet and headers as a valuable asset.

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Ten months ago, Osimhen acknowledged comparison with Erling Haaland spurs him to do better.

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Haaland is one of the best of his generation. Osimhen said per  Tutto Napoli. So being compared to him and being considered one of the best forwards in the world gives me strength to do more,”

“I can score four goals in one game. I can also provide more assists, I can do many more things because I have the quality to do them.”

Just like Erling Haaland, Victor Osimhen fired Napoli to league glory in Italy, his 26-goals enough to win the top-scorer award in Italy’s top-flight.

Fabrizio Ravaenlli said of the Napoli forward: “Osimhen is very similar to [Erling] Haaland, although not quite up to his level just yet. But he is a fantastic player – very strong, with quality in the final third of the pitch.

“He scores goals in every way, with his right, his left and with headers. He is a complete striker, for me one of the best in the world.

In terms of potential destinations, the former Italian player mentioned Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United as Premier League teams that could benefit from signing a striker like Osimhen.

” Arsenal also need a striker like Osimhen,” Fabrizio said as speculation about the 25-year old’s future continues to increase following recent confirmations he is set to leave Napoli this summer despite signing a new contract in December 2023.

To land the Nigerian striker who is currently particpating at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Arsenal will have to part with a transfer fee in the region of €120m as included in the new contract he signed with Napoli.

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