Arsenal make ‘opening bid’ for striker as price tag emerges for big-money 17-goal alternative

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men gear up for the north London derby.

Arsenal are gearing up for the biggest game of their season so far.

The Gunners take on north London rivals Tottenham this evening in what will be a defining clash in the race for fourth place.

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Arsenal do have a four-point gap to fall back on, but they head into tonight’s match knowing a win would wrap up fourth place, while a defeat will blow the race wide open again.

It will be an exciting occasion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and as the build-up to the clash continues, we have rounded up all the latest Gunners transfer news:

Osimhen update

Arsenal are said to be willing to pay big to land Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.

Osimhen is attracting attention from a number of clubs having netted 17 times for Napoli this season, assisting six more.

And according to Il Mattino, Arsenal are willing to pay as much as £90million to beat their rivals to the signing of the frontman.

Jesus bid

The Gunners are understood to be pursuing a deal for another striker in Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City star is expected to move on amid the expected arrival of Erling Haaland, and Arsenal are already said to have submitted an opening bid.

Goal have reported Arsenal have submitted a bid of around £42million, but City are looking for much closer to £50million.

Nunez price

Another forward Arsenal have been linked with is Darwin Nunez, and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has detailed how much the Benfica frontman will cost.

He told the Wodergoal Podcast: “I’m really curious to see what happens with Darwin Nunez because I see him leaving Benfica this summer.

“I’m sure. It will depend on the price because, for example, in January on deadline day, West Ham made a proposal of €45million (£38.5million) and it was turned down because Benfica wanted €55million (£47.1million).

“Now I think with €55million (£47.1million), you are absolutely not buying him. So, what is needed is around €75million -€80million (£64.2million-£68.5million) for Darwin Nunez, to open negotiations with Benfica.”