Arsenal put 21-year-old striker at ‘top’ but need UCL football to complete transfer – report

Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Garbo this summer, according to Foot Mercato. The Gunners have even listed him as their “first choice” for a summer transfer. However, they will need to ensure they can play in the Champions League next season in order to bring the Dutchman to the Emirates.

Gakpo comes from PSV’s youth academy and made his debut for the club in 2018. Since then, he has played 134 times, scoring 42 goals and assisting 33 times.

The Dutchman has made 46 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 21 goals and providing 15 assists. For a club like Arsenal, who have had problems with goals this season, he could be an excellent addition. The Gunners have scored the fewest goals (56) in the Premier League’s top seven so far this season.

Their top scorer is Bukayo Saka with 12 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions. Their two main strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, have scored just 15 goals in the game between them. Both players are also out of contract in the summer, and new contracts have yet to be signed.

As such, Mikel Arteta will be looking to strengthen his attack this summer. The club’s recruiting team was very interested in Gakpo. The Dutchman has also previously revealed that he is a fan of Arsenal and Thierry Henry.

However, if the Gunners fail to reach the Champions League, they could lose the winger to Manchester City or Liverpool, who are also interested.

Arsenal take on Tottenham in hopes of Champions League title

When it comes to qualifying for next season’s Champions League, the Gunners could lock it in as early as Thursday 12 May. They will take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. If the Gunners win, they will confirm their place at the expense of their opponents in next year’s UCL.

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They are currently fourth in the standings, four points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham. Even if Arsenal lose, they would still be one point ahead with just two games left. Their last two games are Newcastle United away and Everton at home.

Needless to say, this is one of the biggest North London Derbys in recent history. There could also be a long way to go in deciding whether the Gunners can sign Gakpo.

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