Arsenal told to seal 'exceptional' Martinez signing after update - Campbell

By Kevin Campbell

5th May, 2022 | 3:00pm

Arsenal told to seal 'exceptional' Lautaro Martinez signing after journalist's update - Campbell

Kevin Campbell would welcome the addition of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez at Arsenal this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton favourite said the 24-year-old would be “an exceptional signing” for Mikel Arteta’s side.

According to The Times‘ Gary Jacob (2 May), Arsenal have renewed their interest in Martinez as they look to bolster their squad with the signing of two strikers this summer.

The Gunners hope Champions League football could lure the Argentina international to the Emirates.

His contract at the San Siro runs until the end of June 2026.

When asked if he would welcome the addition of Martinez, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “Martinez is a finisher, that is what he is.

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“Arsenal do create a lot of chances.

“Let’s be honest, Arsenal have played the season without a lethal striker. [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang went off the boil, [Alexandre] Lacazette went off the boil and [Eddie] Nketiah isn’t the answer.

“They have been relying on [Bukayo] Saka, [Emile] Smith Rowe, [Martin] Odegaard and [Gabriel] Martinelli notching goals. They have been relying on the youngsters.

“We need a regular scorer at the top end of the pitch for next season. I think Martinez would be an exceptional signing. I think he’s mustard.”

Martinez has been one of the standout players in Serie A this season.

He has contributed 21 goals and three assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.

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