Arsenal, which is running at the top of the English Premier League, wants to strengthen its striker in the summer transfer market.
Among the many candidates, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is getting a lot of attention from Arsenal. He is regarded as one of the top strikers in Europe as well as representing Italy’s Serie A, but his recent skills are on the decline.
In particular, he performed poorly in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as the Argentina national team. Although Argentina won the title, Martinez was only a supporting player. He played a total of 238 minutes at the World Cup in Qatar, but failed to score a single goal and bowed his head.
Why does Arsenal want a downward trending striker?
It is not an impulsive interest. Arsenal have been watching Martinez for a long time, and tried to sign him, but failed. Then, there is a high possibility that the opportunity will come next summer. Despite the recent downturn, Arsenal are confident in Martinez’s value and competitiveness.
England’s ‘Football Inside’ said, “Arsenal has rekindled interest in signing Martinez. They plan to sign him in the coming summer. Arsenal is looking to strengthen their attacking options in the summer. Arsenal is actively contacting Martinez’s agent.” reported that
The media continued, “Martinez has more than three years left on his contract with Inter Milan. However, due to financial difficulties, Inter Milan is likely to sell Martinez this summer. Martinez is Inter Milan’s most expensive player. £80 million (1238) 100 million won), the transfer will be completed.”
Finally, the media explained, “Arsenal is a long-time fan of Martinez. Since 2021, Martinez Young has tried.”