Arsenal after another Lille forward?

Moussa Sow is yet another Lille forward who seems to have attracted the interest of ArsenalReports are claiming that Arsenal maybe tempted into making a second transfer trip to Lille in an effort to lure Moussa Sow to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners already took Gervinho from the Stade Lille-Metropole in the summer which would make Sow the second striker that they have taken from the Ligue 1 champions within a year.

The Senegalese international isn’t the sort of player that the North London side would usually go for at the age of 25 but they could be discovering that youth isn’t everything, as they look to return to the dominant side they were a decade ago.

Sow boasts a fantastic goalscoring record with Lille, scoring 28 times in 45 appearances since his 2010 move from Rennes.

Arsenal are currently leaving striking duties almost totally up to Robin van Persie in recent months with Gervinho, Andrey Arshavin and Theo Walcott pitching in as well.

The Dutchman is conflicted however and is currently stalling on his contract talks, not wanting to commit to the club before seeing how events pan out.

Gervinho is taking his time to settle into English football and Sow could provide ample support to van Persie, relieving some of the pressure on the captain’s shoulders.

It’s unknown how much Sow would cost after he moved to Lille on a free transfer last year, but it would surely be in excess of £15m.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Arsenal after another Lille forward?

  1. Franco

    We need Rooney/Hernandez type of players at Arsenal FC. I am sure we can find something even better in some place somewhere.

  2. Hademe P

    28 goals in 45 matches is a great feat,what a good striker to back up R V P now that Chamak cannot meet up with the pace of premier league football.Even Sow himself has admitted at one time that he is open for a move to the premier league so why waste time?

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