Arsenal should avoid move for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez

Arsenal are likely to recruit a marquee striker this summer and they have already been linked with several names from Europe’s top-seven leagues.

Gimenez is one of those who has been touted to move to the Emirates Stadium and Calciomercato.it claim that he was watching the north London derby in the stands.

The same outlet report that Arsenal have been following him with ‘great interest’ and they could make an approach for his services when the transfer window reopens.

In our view, the Gunners should avoid a move for the Mexico international.

Gimenez’s inconsistency should be a concern for Arsenal

The 23-year-old started off the campaign in fantastic form with 15 goals from just 10 appearances, but he has since been poor with only nine goals from his next 30 games.

As a result, he has somewhat gone out of the radar. We believe the Gunners should avoid an approach for the Mexican ace for his lack of consistency over the season.

The other negative would be his ball-playing ability. Gimenez is not known for his link-up play and averages just nine passes. His playing style may not suit Arsenal.

The Gunners need a centre-forward who can score goals and create chances too. In our view, Sporting’s Viktor Gyokeres appears a solid transfer candidate for the club.

The Swede would be much costlier than Gimenez who is valued at €45 million by Transfermarkt, but he would be a much better fit for the tactical requirements under manager Mikel Arteta.

Kai Havertz has grown into the centre-forward position with eight goals and five assists from his last 11 league outings, but Arteta will want strong competition for places next term.

Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah have lacked the consistency playing up front and the latter seems most likely to head for the exit door with the arrival of another centre-forward.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com

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