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Arsenal plan fresh attempt to sign Tammy Abraham

Arsenal could make a fresh approach to sign Tammy Abraham if they qualify for next season’s Champions League, Daily Star reports.

The Gunners were interested in the former Chelsea man last summer, but he ended up joining Roma, who were prepared to assure him regular starts.

Abraham has since excelled with 24 goals and five assists from 46 games. It is now reported that the Gunners could make another attempt to sign him.

The Giallorossi paid £34m for his services. The Gunners could test their resolve with a £50m bid, suppose they finish in the Premier League top four.

Our view:

Abraham had a decent breakthrough season with Chelsea in 2019/2020 with 15 league goals. However, he could not replicate the showing last term.

He managed to register just six goals in the top-flight, and barely played during the final months of the campaign after falling out-of-favour under Thomas Tuchel.

Hence, a summer exit was an ideal choice. Abraham has revived his career at Roma with a superb debut season, but the Gunners should still be wary of considering a move.

Romelu Lukaku made a surprise return with Chelsea last summer after netting 30 goals for Inter, but he has hardly made an impact this term with just 12 goals overall.

Out of those, just five have come in the Premier League. The Belgian star looked outstanding in Serie A, but has struggled with the added intensity of English football.

There is every chance of Abraham going through a similar run, and the Gunners could be better off pursuing a centre-forward, who has a good track record in the league.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been on the Gunners’ radar for a while, but his poor form and injuries this campaign make him a potentially risking summer signing.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus could be a better choice. He has 11 goals and 12 assists to his name this term and recently scored a stunning four goals against Watford.

With his contract expiring in June 2023, he could be available for a much lesser fee than Abraham. Jesus is said to be open to the idea of joining the club this summer.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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