Ian Wright issues verdict on Victor Osimhen to Arsenal transfer as agent reveals talks

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Arsenal as they turn attention to the Champions League.
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Arsenal are back in top spot after an away win over Brentford, while Liverpool and Manchester City drew with each other. The Gunners rode their luck in West London, avoiding a number of scares before Kai Havertz scored a late winner.

Though, the three points are all that matter, and attention now turns to a Champions League clash with Lens on Wednesday. A win in that one will put Arsenal into the next round. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Dragusin talks

The agent of Genoa star Radu Dragusin has said he has been in London to discuss a possible transfer for his client. “I have been in London for some time and have almost weekly meetings with important teams. We are getting closer and closer. I spoke to Newcastle, to Arsenal, to Tottenham. I also have messages with them, conversations. There are teams that ask,” his agent told Fanatik.

“I want to say that 100% until next summer, Radu will play for a club not strong, very strong! In the top 10 in the world. He wants to be in the Premier League, but know that Milan likes him very much. I talked to the people there."

Wright on Osimhen

Arsenal legend Ian Wright would be fully in favour of a Gunners move for Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen amid transfer links. He said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: “Whoa… can I be totally honest? I don’t like hearing this, because this is something that I was quietly just thinking in my mind, ‘you know something, I hope we’re doing something to make that move or do something in that vibe’, simply because I don’t want it to be a link like we’re linked, Chelsea are linked as well… I just want… I would love him to come!”

“The thing is, when you look at we’re doing now and, again, I go back to the defensive side of what we’re doing and I know how important it is. For me, if I had any kind of coaching ability, my teams would be built from defence and that’s where we are at the moment, we’re very, very difficult to score against. If you get the guy that can take the half-chance when you’re playing in those games where it’s very tight, they’re putting you under a lot of pressure, you’re creaking but you’re hanging in there but then you make a chance and bam, you score, bam, you score again – before you know it, you’re under immense pressure but you’re 2-0 up.”

“That is where that player comes into his own. That is what we need, that is the only thing we’re missing right now – the half-chance taker, who takes that chance when we’re under pressure. If we could get [Osimhen], we are causing problems across Europe."