Arsenal idol tips Calvert-Lewin to shine for Gunners after Athletic update

By Kevin Campbell

26th Jan, 2022 | 9:34am

Calvert-Lewin would 'hit the ground running' for Arsenal after £60m report - pundit

Kevin Campbell has tipped Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to “hit the ground running” if he moves to Arsenal.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said the 24-year-old has the physical attributes Mikel Arteta’s side “lack” at the top end of the pitch.

The London club are desperate to sign a centre-forward before next Monday’s deadline and have missed out on top target Dusan Vlahovic.

According to The Athletic (25 January), Calvert-Lewin is “much admired” by Arsenal’s staff with the club undeterred by Everton’s £60million valuation.

A move to the Emirates is said to be an appealing prospect for the England international, who has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contraCt.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Calvert-Lewin, Campbell said: “He has got a big price tag on his head at the moment. Everton will not want to lose him, that’s for sure.

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“From the player’s point of view, I’m sure he just wants to get playing and scoring again. I was at Goodison last weekend and he looked a bit short in front of goal, which is understandable because he’s been out a long time.

“I think he’d hit the ground running if he came. One thing he is, is aerially dominant. He is physical at the top end of the pitch. Arsenal really lack that.

“Arteta needs a new striker. We are really struggling in that department.”

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