Victor Osimhen: Arsenal Legend Urges Mikel Arteta to Sign Super Eagles Striker

Victor Osimhen: Arsenal Legend Urges Mikel Arteta to Sign Super Eagles Striker

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 22, 2023 at 8:32 AM
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  • Sol Campbell has called upon Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to sign Victor Osimhen
  • The ex-England international explained why he wants the Nigerian at the Emirates
  • Campbell also named another striker the Gunners can look at signing next summer

Arsenal legend and former England international, Sol Campbell has urged the Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta to sign Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen next summer.

The Nigerian international has been linked with a move away from Napoli since last summer, with top clubs in Europe and even the Middle East showing interest in him.

Saudi Pro League side, Al-Hilal were reportedly interested in signing the Super Eagles striker, but he turned down a big-money move to the country's top flight.

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Victor Osimhen looks on during the International Friendly match between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Photo: MB Media.
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Osimhen's performance for Napoli last season in the Serie A earned him the top scorer award as he led his club to their first Serie A title in 33 years.

Campbell believes his former club are lacking a top striker in their attacking line, even with the presence of Brazilian international, Gabriel Jesus in the team.

The former Manchester City star has been joined by English forward, Eddie Nketiah on the list of strikers in Arteta's squad, but they are both inconsistent.

Jesus has often been faced with injuries since joining the Gunners, while Nketiah is not consistent in front of the goal.

Campbell, during an interview with The Mirror - as per Soccernet - has named the two strikers he feels Arsenal should sign to bolster the squad next season.

"Victor Osimhen, but is he going to cost too much money? There is Ivan [Toney]. I think they are good [in other areas of the pitch]," he said.
"Centre-forward is one thing they might need to look at and see the possibilities, see what is out there, or wait until next season."

The former Arsenal defender also explained why he had suggested the Gunners add a new striker to their squad next summer.

"But if the right person comes along, an out-and-out striker, that can unlock those tight matches, knows what to do in those positions, and also keeps defence occupied to then free up other players," Campbell concluded.

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Osimhen discloses why he rejected Saudi offer

Sports Brief previously reported on Osimhen explaining his rejection of Saudi Arabia despite a lucrative offer from a club in the country's top flight in the summer.

Saudi Pro League club, Al-Hilal reportedly submitted a £120 million offer to Napoli for the star Nigerian forward, who could have earned around £1 million a week.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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