Arteta told to sign Victor Osimhen


Former Newcastle United goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop has urged Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to make Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen his number one priority summer transfer signing.

Hislop believes Osimhen ticks all the boxes that Arsenal need going forward.

Osimhen is widely expected to leave Napoli this summer transfer window

The 25-year-old has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Hislop said:

“He ticks all the boxes that Arsenal need. He provides the physicality, if not a little bit more than Kai Havertz does in terms of height and set pieces.

“He provides the finishing that Gabriel Jesus promised but hasn’t delivered in the past couple of seasons.

“If I am Mikel Arteta, I am making Osimhen my number one target and then we see who else we can sell and replace and where else we can strengthen in the squad.

“But without question, the first order of business is that style of finisher and I think Osimhen ticks all the boxes that Arsenal need.”