Former Arsenal legend Sol Campbell is urging the club to reinforce its squad with the acquisition of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen in the January transfer window. Campbell believes that securing Osimhen’s services could enhance Arsenal’s chances of clinching the Premier League title this season.
As of now, Arsenal holds the third position in the Premier League after 12 games, sharing 27 points with Liverpool and trailing Manchester City by one point. Campbell has identified the striker position as a critical area requiring strengthening due to the team’s reliance on a limited number of forwards.
Arsenal has been linked with Napoli’s Osimhen and Brentford’s Ivan Toney, both of whom would require a significant financial investment. However, Campbell sees these potential deals as worthwhile for Arsenal’s success.
“Osimhen. But is he going to cost too much money? There’s Ivan (Toney). I think they’re good (in other areas of the pitch). Centre forward is one thing they might need to look at and see the possibilities, see what’s out there, or wait until next season,” Campbell commented.
He emphasized the importance of finding an out-and-out striker who can consistently score goals, suggesting that such a player would alleviate pressure on the team and make a significant impact in tight games.
“In the end, they will have to decide by January, do they need a centre forward. Twenty to 25 goals in the Premier League. You know, in those big, tight games. I think it will help them,” Campbell stated.
Osimhen showcased his goal-scoring prowess last season with Napoli, scoring 26 goals and providing five assists in 32 league games, contributing significantly to the team’s historic Scudetto success.