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The Insider's View: Arsenal should not replace Lacazette with Belotti amid links

Andrea Belotti is reportedly still a target for Arsenal in what proves an underwhelming transfer rumour.

What’s the story?

According to Daily Mail, the Gunners like the Torino centre-forward as a potential striking target.

The north Londoners have been in for a striker this summer. They targeted former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham before he moved to AS Roma.

However, the inability to sell Alexandre Lacazette proved vital in failing to sign the striker.

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As a result, Arsenal were seemingly left with no one to target. But, it seems the Gunners are back in for the Italy international.

He was part of the Italian side who won Euro 2020, however, played a bit-part role in Roberto Mancini’s side.

Belotti is an underwhelming replacement for Lacazette for Arsenal

Replacing Lacazette is a pivotal move from the club this summer.

After four years in north London, it’s time to wave goodbye to the France international. The inability to hit 15 or more goals in the Premier League paints its own picture about how well the 30-year-old has done, or not.

But, in Belotti, Arsenal are targeting an underwhelming replacement for Lacazette.

The Italian has not exactly been prolific in the last few seasons. He has failed to score more than 16 goals since the 2016/2017 season, where he struck 26 times.

If Arsenal are going to sign a central striker, it needs to be a world-class one.

Someone on par with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international scored a hat-trick last night to take his tally for the Gunners to 88 goals in 150 games.

These are the type of strikers Arsenal should be targeting to improve the current squad.

We’ve been through the era of average forwards like Olivier Giroud, Marouane Chamakh and Niklas Bendtner.

It’s time to aim higher.

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