ARSENAL, along with Barcelona and Liverpool, have been linked with a move for Ajax’s Arkadiusz Milik.
The 22-year-old Polish forward, who arrived in Amsterdam last summer in a £2million deal from Bayer Leverkusen, has enjoyed a superb first season in Holland with 16 goals and eight assists in just 25 Eredivisie games.
He also has 10 international goals in 24 appearances for his country.
Reports from Poland claim “a plethora of big clubs are preparing to make significant bids for Milik this summer. “That list includes both Liverpool and Arsenal. While both clubs certainly could stand to add some striking talent this summer, Milik is far from a risk-free choice.
“He’s torn up Eredivisie competition this season, but has struggled mightily in both Champions and Europa League play. That should be a huge red flag for the Premier League duo as they consider bidding for the striker.”
It’s no secret Arsenal are in need of some extra firepower up front despite the recent emergence of Alex Iwobi and Milik’s scoring rate is impressive. The Dutch top flight isn’t the Premier League, that’s true, but a certain Luis Suarez managed to make the transition rather well after also banging in the goals for Ajax.
Milk would certainly offer a far cheaper option than many of the other less prolific strikers who have continually been linked with the Gunners.
He is also more of an Arsene Wenger-like signing in that he’s young and relatively unknown to the masses.
Many Arsenal fans might prefer a striker with a proven record at one of Europe’s really big clubs, a man with a massive name – and price tag to match it – but Wenger has shown during his long time in charge at the Gunners that he cares little about reputations and it would be no surprise to see him strongly pursue the Ajax man.
Gunners fans, does Milik interest you?