Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has urged the Gunners to try to sign Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Arsenal allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to complete a free transfer to Barcelona last month after terminating his deal, leaving Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as Mikel Arteta‘s only two senior strikers.
Folarin Balogun is set to return from his loan spell at Middlesbrough in the summer, when Nketiah and Lacazette will both be out of contract, and a striker is therefore expected to be a top priority for the Gunners ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Campbell now believes that Arsenal should attempt to win the race for Haaland’s signature, telling The Highbury Squad: “If you can get him, you get him. 100%. If you can get him, then you get the best players in the building that you can.
“If you had to break the bank to get Haaland and that hindered you in filling the squad. Do you do it? That’s what we really lack, isn’t it? We lack that striker who is going to bang 20-25 goals in, so if you can get that, then you get it. [Even] if it’s going to detriment (the squad).”
However, Arsenal may struggle to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain for Haaland, who supposedly wants at least £500k per week at his next club.