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Arsenal to secure ‘shocking’ move for Mertens

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North London-side, Arsenal has revived interest in the Belgian forward, Dries Mertens from Napoli, as the winter transfer windows in the less than 72 hours to shut down.

The Napoli striker has admitted that he wants to seek ‘new adventure’, which infers the Gunners to be on the radar of the 33-year-old player; however, his contract with the Italian giants ends next season.

But the Gunners have been admiring the Mertens for quite long hoping they could get his signature when his last contract was close to being expired, but he extended it by a year. Though the striker has lost some values despite his overwhelming performance, Arsenal is still interested in buying him.

It was believed that the Belgian made the right decision to secure an extension to play with Gattuso’s men as he became the club’s highest goal scorer-200 goals in 343 appearances overtaking the late Argentine legend Diego Maradona.

Unfortunately, his blistering form in the 2020/21 campaign has been distorted by injury which led him to be at a pecking order in Italy. He has scored just eight goals in thirteen appearances for Napoli.

Mertens could be a potential replacement for either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-who has been struggling with form this season- Arsenal is in the ninth position of the Premier League log.

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Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

In international football, Mertens has almost reach become a centenarian for Belgium plus 294 Serie A appearances. His admirers saw great value in him as an excellent finisher, with a tremendous scoring record, creating chances from the wider position