Viktor Gyokeres sends new message to Arsenal after striker breaks new transfer threshold

By Staff

Arsenal’s aim to sign a striker in the summer continues to heat up with their list of targets shortening as the months tick down. However, Viktor Gyokeres continues to stand out amongst the rest and this previous weekend reached a new landmark to send another clear message to the Gunners that he is indeed the one not to miss.

In a 6-1 win over Boavista despite taking a one-goal deficit, the Swedish striker hit a hat-trick, highlighting all his best attributes on the way to the rout in Lisbon. The first goal came from an excellent bursting run through the centre of the box, anticipating the low driven cross across the keeper to which he slid in to claim the equaliser on the day.

His second was a show of the technical ability he possesses. Laid in down the left-hand side and into the box, he quickly checked back and despite his tall frame, was able to wrong-foot his defensive opponent, move the ball into space before rifling a low shot past the goalkeeper into the opposite corner.

His third was laid on a platter from the penalty spot. Arsenal have been excellent with their spot kicks this season with some great kickers in Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Jorginho.

However, Gyokeres could present as a potential fourth candidate to take the kicks with his smashing strike on the weekend giving the keeper no chance. Sporting would score more on the day but the significance of the Swede’s three goals means he now has 36 goals and 14 assists across all competitions taking him to 50 goal contributions for the campaign.

A stunning tally and one which blows the competition out of the water in regard to how they compare. Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen and the like are not getting close to Gyokeres.

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Critics still need to get over the fact he is not playing in one of Europe’s elite leagues but sometimes you can only beat what is in front of you and without doubt he has shown the ability to take the step up from the Championship to a higher level in Portugal and increase his output. Who is to say he couldn’t do the same with a switch to the Premier League?

Clinical, strong, quick, versatile and technically impressive too, there is little that Gyokeres seemingly doesn’t have. Including a high price tag which will inevitably be nothing short of his £85million release clause.

Arsenal are now in the bracket of clubs paying these big fees following last summer’s Kai Havertz and Declan Rice deals. To get the best, you have to pay the highest prices and whilst perhaps a level of risk can be associated with it, there will always be a gamble element to any deal but a player contributing to 50 goals is one the club should be willing to take.

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