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Fabrizio Romano provides an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of a striker in January

Fabrizio Romano expresses uncertainty about whether the player targeted by Arsenal is the top striker the club currently needs.

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Renowned transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano has weighed in on the speculation surrounding Dominic Solanke potentially joining Arsenal this January. Despite the forward’s impressive form at Bournemouth, Romano expressed uncertainty regarding Solanke’s suitability for Arsenal’s attack, hinting at the club’s need for a top-tier goal-scorer.

Writing in his Daily Briefing column on CaughtOffside, Romano refrained from confirming any ongoing developments regarding Solanke’s future, stating, “I have no update on his future so far, it’s still quiet.”

Acknowledging Solanke’s commendable performance, Romano maintained a cautious stance, suggesting, “He’s doing great so he could be one to watch, but at the moment I don’t have any concrete updates to speak of.”

Expressing personal admiration for Solanke’s abilities, Romano highlighted Arsenal’s necessity for a high-caliber striker, implying that Solanke might not entirely fulfill that requirement. “Personally, I really like Solanke, but I also think Arsenal need a top, top player in that position should they invest on [a] striker, and it’s not easy in January.”

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While Solanke boasts an impressive record of 12 goals in 19 league games this season, doubts linger regarding his capacity to consistently deliver at the elite level, especially within Europe’s leading clubs. 

The striker’s previous stints at Chelsea and Liverpool were marked by underwhelming performances, casting uncertainty over his potential transition to a club like Arsenal.

Arsenal’s pursuit of attacking reinforcements has also seen them heavily linked with Brentford’s Ivan Toney. However, securing a deal for the 28-year-old could pose challenges as Brentford reportedly demands a staggering £100 million for the forward. Additionally, Arsenal’s financial situation, close to breaching the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule, raises doubts about a feasible January move for Toney.

Other names linked are RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko while Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has ruled himself out of a move this month after signing contract extension with the Italian champions. There are recent mentions of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as one of the options being looked at internally by the Gunners.

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