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Long-Term Ozil Replacement? Arsenal Eye Move For Swedish Attacker

Arsenal could be eyeing a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil after stepping up their interest in a highly-rated Swedish international attacker.

The summer transfer window is now closed for another year so it’s time to look back on those deals that didn’t go through and those that are being lined-up for the future. Today, Arsenal are linked with Joel Asoro….

Arsenal are eyeing a move for highly-rated Sunderland attacker Joel Asoro after stepping up their interest in the Swedish teenager this month, according to the Mirror.

Asoro joined the Sunderland youth academy from Swedish outfit IF Bromma in 2015 and was promoted to the senior squad this season after impressing the clubs coaching staff.

The 17-year-old made his Premier League debut with a late substitute appearance during the Black Cats 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough last month and has been named on the bench for their other two league games so far this season.

It seems that Asoro’s potential has attracted interest from several clubs as the Mirror claim that Arsenal are chasing the talented attacker along with the likes of Newcastle United.

The newspaper says that Arsene Wenger stepped-up his interest in the youngster after sending scouts to watch the starlet play for the Sweden Under-21’s during their 1-1 draw with Spain on Monday night.

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Asoro is under contract until 2019 and I’m sure Sunderland will be desperate to keep hold of the player but they may find it difficult to turn down a sizeable offer if we decide to formalise our interest during the next transfer window.

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The teenager has spent time playing in the No.10 role so he could be viewed as a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil while he’s also comfortable playing as a main striker so it would be interesting to see where Wenger would see his future if we do end up signing the player.

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