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New Arsenal Striker: Piers Morgan Throws Down the Gauntlet as Lille Drop Price Tag

New Arsenal Striker: Piers Morgan Throws Down the Gauntlet as Lille Drop Price Tag

Arsenal have decided to remain extremely quiet in the 2024 January transfer window, despite fans crying out for a new centre-forward to add more goals to the team.

Things nearly boiled over when the Gunners failed to score in two home games against West Ham United and Liverpool, despite actually creating a lot of chances.

Mikel Arteta’s side has bounced back with two wins on the trot to get right back into the Premier League title race, but some supporters are still not convinced of this squad’s pedigree to lift major trophies.

That includes famous Arsenal fan and TV presenter Piers Morgan, who has personally been crying out loud for a new striker for a long time.

Moreover, Morgan recently decided to throw a challenge at Arteta by selling three of the current first-team stars and getting them replaced with more clinical players.

He told Talksport: “People say we haven’t got the money, Financial Fair Play and all that, I can sell you three or four players tomorrow and get a war chest to buy a striker. It’s not difficult.

“Put Havertz on the transfer list for one, what would you get for him, £60m for Havertz right? People like Smith Rowe and Nketiah these guys, are they really, really going to be the players that win you the league? Nothing against them, they’re terrific players, they’ve come through our system, great. But, if you want to win the league, you’ve got to be ruthless.”

With that being said, Arsenal are not reported to be showing any eagerness to sell either of the players mentioned by Morgan.

They do, however, continue to be linked with new strikers even though Arteta has strictly stated that the Gunners will not sign a new forward in the winter window.

Arsenal could, however, look into the possible signing of a ruthless goal-scorer in the summer and have been linked with Lille striker Jonathan David to solve their issues.

The 24-year-old Canada international has scored 11 goals and provided six assists in all competitions for the French club this season and is also reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea.

Now, it appears that Lille might’ve dropped David’s price tag for which any club could sign him.

As per Gazzetta dello Sport, the Ligue 1 side were open to selling him for around £34 million in the winter transfer window, but are unwilling to let him go now.

They could, however, look to offload him for that price in the summer, though. Mikel Arteta is probably focused on finishing this season strongly before deciding which striker to sign in the summer, that is even if he actually moves for one.