Arsenal transfer prediction made as quiet window addressed amid striker link

Arsenal could be busy in the summer transfer window
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Arsenal are reportedly likely to be busy in the summer transfer window as Mikel Arteta tries to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The Gunners finished last season in second, missing out on the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of the campaign. That is despite Arsenal winning their final six matches and finishing on 89 points, but it was not enough to pip Pep Guardiola's side to their first title in 20 years.

In an attempt to challenge for the title once more, Arteta's men are set to bolster their squad this summer. According to GIVEMESPORT, the Gunners are in the market for a new centre forward and significant transfer activity is 'expected' at the Emirates in the near future.

Reports had suggested that a move for Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres is 'close'. The 26-year-old has said to have a release clause in the region of £85million, but it's understood this may present a stumbling stock in negotiations between both Sporting and Arsenal.

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Benjamin Sesko was another name thrown into the frame at the start of the summer following an impressive end to the campaign with RB Leipzig. However, the Slovenian international has committed his long-term future to the Bundesliga outfit after signing a five-year deal, ending any hopes of a move to the Gunners.

Alexander Isak, Joshua Zirkzee and Victor Osimhen are among the others linked with a move to the Emirates this summer. Newcastle are expected to do everything in their power to keep Isak and have valued him at more than £115m, Zirkzee has a release clause in the region of £34m and could leave Bologna, while Napoli are set to listen to offers for Osimhen with Manchester United also keen.

Kai Havertz ended the campaign as Arsenal's lone centre forward and he impressed, netting nine times and adding five assists in the final 14 Premier League matches. Despite this, Arteta is looking for additional quality at the top end of the pitch with Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus struggling for form.