Report: Arsenal considering two strikers as Eddie Nketiah replacements

  • Marseille are making a move for Eddie Nketiah and set to make opening bid
  • Arsenal have identified two strikers as potential replacements
  • Brian Brobbey and Jonathan David are on the shortlist
Brian Brobbey is being considered by Arsenal
Brian Brobbey is being considered by Arsenal / ANP/GettyImages

There are developing links regarding Eddie Nketiah and Marseille, with Arsenal considering two strikers as potential replacements.

The Gunners' forward search has gone cold since missing out on Benjamin Sesko at the start of the summer window. There's a growing sense that the club are content with heading into the 2024/25 season having Kai Havertz as their leading man, but they will be forced back into the striker market if Nketiah leaves the club.

Nketiah signed a new long-term deal at the end of the 2021/22 season, but his role has gradually diminished since. The Englishman played just over 1,000 Premier League minutes last term, the majority of which arrived during the first half of the season, and scored five times.

He's one of several players Arsenal are happy to sell this summer.

Arsenal poised to re-enter striker market with Eddie Nketiah linked with Marseille

Nketiah could be teaming up with former Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Marseille. Caught Offside (via @afcstuff) reports that the French club are preparing an opening offer for the Arsenal striker, but their proposal is set to fall short of the Gunners' €35-40m valuation.

Marseille, at this stage, are offering €25m.

If the two clubs eventually strike an agreement or another buyer for Nketiah emerges elsewhere, the same source has reported that Arsenal are considering two strikers as potential replacements.

Ajax's Brian Brobbey and Lille's Jonathan David are the two noted as being on Arsenal's list, although nothing is advanced with either option as of yet. The aforementioned names are hardly ground-breaking, and the links suggest the club will not be acquiring a truly elite-level #9 this summer. They are happy with Havertz up top after he shone down the stretch last season, and we shouldn't forget about Gabriel Jesus!

A talent in the mould of Brobbey or David wouldn't move the needle, but they'd complement a versatile frontline.