Mikel Arteta has more options with this advice


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will now have more options to battle his lack of firing power in his team with the advice given to him to bring in Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and sell French forward Alexandre Lacazette.

The North London outfit have been firing blank in their last couple of games. The fact that Gabon international forward has not been scoring goals has affected the team as other forward players, including Alexandre Lacazette are not available to help.

Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell, therefore, urged Mikel Arteta to make a move for the Celtic forward as he would be having a younger player who has all it takes to help in situations like this.

The North London outfit have been linked with the signature of the Celtic forward and it was believed that an attempt would be made to land him in the summer transfer window but it could happen sooner than expected with the advice already given.

According to the former Arsenal player, the 22-year-old has proven in Scotland that he is prepared for another step up the footballing ladder.

“There was talk of a move to Arsenal,” ex-Arsenal star Campbell told Football Insider of Edouard, who has scored 68 times through 137 games for Celtic.

“They have been utilising Aubameyang from the left and Lacazette is the one that Edouard could come in for. Lacazette is the wrong side of 30 now.

“That move may still happen because Edouard is a really talented player. He is a natural goalscorer who is very cute around the box.”

Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette will not be lacking in suitors with Juventus and Atletico Madrid reported to be keen on his service. He was linked away from the club in the summer transfer window but the Spanish boss decided against any move with the hope that he can turn in goals this term.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.