By Danny Wright

KAS Eupen attacker Henry Onyekuru is desperate to play for Arsenal, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports’ Kavek Solkehol reported on his personal Twitter account that the 19-year-old wonderkid is a supporter of the Gunners and would like to move to the Emirates.

Sky Sports have already reported that Arsenal are in talks with the Nigerian goal machine, who has scored 22 times in the Belgian Jupiler League this term.

Solkehol’s major development proves to give the Gunners the cutting edge in the pursuit of Onyekuru, who is attracting a huge amount of attention from the Premier League.

“Everton, Southampton, West Brom and Middlesbrough also trying to sign Henry Onyekuru. He’s a massive Arsenal fan. Dream to play for Arsenal,” said the Sky Sports journalist on his Twitter account on Monday.

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Onyekuru has already said he that he has an agreement to leave Eupen in the summer transfer window as he clearly sees his future away from the Belgian club after a dazzling campaign.

He signed for them in 2015 from the Aspire Academy and has since averaged a goal every other game with 30 strikes in 60 appearances across all competitions.

The attacker’s goal haul in the Jupiler League this term saw him finish as joint top scorer in the competition alongside Anderlecht striker Lukasz Teodorczyk.

However Onyekuru missed out on the golden boot award as his rival netted more times in away fixtures.

Football Insider Verdict

This is what separates the big clubs to the smaller ones. Arsenal’s worldwide pull, especially in Africa, means that they can beat other teams to their targets simply because they grew up as Gunners supporters. Even though they’re not going to be in the Champions League next season, Onyekuru’s affinity with the North London club means that they will have a huge advantage in negotiations and will perhaps even be able to sway his decision with a smaller offer. Arsene Wenger’s future at the Emirates remains in doubt though and although he’s been a great manager at brining through young players, his potential successor might not be.

In other Arsenal news, this 22-year-old has been confirmed to have said goodbye to his team-mates.

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