Arsenal have added Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins to their striker shortlist as they prepare for life after Alexandre Lacazette.
The French striker, 30, is set to leave the Emirates in 2022 with his £180,000-a-week contract expiring at the end of the season.
The Gunners chief is considering selling the Lacazette in January to avoid losing anything over the summer.
But Mikel Arteta will not approve a deal until he has a replacement to back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Earlier this week, SunSport revealed that Arsenal are keen on Everton striker Calvert-Lewin, 24, and Aston Villa ace Watkins, 25.
Both the forwards have been in great form over the past season or two and could be in for a big money move.
But how will Arsenal keep pace with Calvert-Lewin or Watkins? And who would be a better choice?
Both strikers are most comfortable at the centre-forward as it is incredibly unlikely that they will ever be thrown out wide.
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This could mean that Aubameyang sees even more minutes to the left of the front-three.
However, it could totally work in Arsenal’s favour.
With Kieran Tierney bombing to the left, Aubameyang will have more license to go inside and wreak havoc.
And with the Scotland star’s impressive delivery, Arteta will look to capitalize on Calvert-Lewin’s sensational aerial skills.
Watkins will also lead the Arsenal line through the middle.
Agile and with a great first-touch, Watkins would like to hit his goals with his feet rather than his head.
With forwards like Aubameyang or Gabriel Martinelli on the left and Bukayo Saka or Nicolas Pepe on the right, Watkins could give Arteta’s front line a lethal lead.
Calvert-Lewin is the obvious choice if Arteta is looking for sheer goalscoring potential, according to last season’s Premier League statistics.
Everton Man scored 16 out of 72 shots in his previous tenure, while Villa Ace had 14 goals from 71 shots.
But with Arsenal boasting many goalscoring wingers, Watkins could be preferred for edgy Five Helps in Calvert-Lewin’s zero final stint.
His ability to get teammates into play in dangerous areas could prove to be more deadly than just a goal-scoring threat.
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