By Kevin Campbell

4th Aug, 2022 | 7:55am

Arsenal told to forget Timo Werner and sign 26-year-old and report from Spain - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has claimed Arsenal should forget Timo Werner and sign Cody Gakpo or Leroy Sane instead.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said Gakpo, 23, and Sane, 26, “fit the profile better” than Werner, 26.

According to Defensa Central (28 July), Arsenal are considering a shock swoop for Chelsea forward Werner.

The Germany international wants to leave Stamford Bridge in search of regular football ahead of this winter’s World Cup.

Werner has three years remaining on his contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side.

When asked by Football Insider if the striker would be a welcome addition at the Emirates, Campbell said: “You could say his finishing hasn’t been great and that he has lost a lot of confidence.

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“But do you know what, whenever he plays he works hard and stretches the pitch. Whether he is playing striker or wide, he knows how to stretch the pitch.

“He is a thorn in the side of the opposition. I would not surprise me if Arsenal are interested in him.

“But I think they have bigger priorities for those wide forward slots.

“I would rather we move for a Sane or a Gakpo. They fit the profile better for me.”

Gakpo contributed 21 goals and 15 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions last season.

Sane finished the 2021-22 campaign with 14 goals and 15 assists to his name after 45 games.

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