Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League table after 33 games. The Gunners next take on West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski wants Erling Haaland at the Emirates. Elsewhere, Kevin Campbell has advised the North London side to fix a major problem. On that note, here’s a rundown of Arsenal’s top transfer stories as of April 29, 2022:
Lukas Podolski wants Erling Haaland at Arsenal
Former Gunners player Lukas Podolski hopes Erling Haaland will move to the Emirates this summer. The Norwegian striker is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current campaign. There is already a straight line for his signature, with the Gunners also watching the player with interest.
Speaking to Football Transfers, Podolski pointed out that the North London side need a new number nine, saying:
“Haaland is an interesting player for everyone because I think he has a release clause, and there are not many clubs who can pay that. Of course English clubs have him, and I would be happy if he got an offer from Arsenal.”
“I think, first of all, Arsenal need a No.9. We don’t have a real No.9. Then it would be great for the fans, for everyone at the club to make the next step for Arsenal. See what happens to him. Arsenal won’t be the only club sending an offer to Borussia Dortmund.”
The former Germany playmaker added that Haaland will hit the ground running in the Premier League, saying:
“Physically he looks good – he looks like a good guy for the Premier League. But you never know. We have to see him. We have to watch him when he’s there. You see our Germans who have struggled start in the Premier League, like Kai Havertz or Timo Werner, but they improve game by game and season by season, so it takes time. Some need more time, others are there right now.”
“But from a physical point of view, from the power you have, he is a good guy for English football. Let’s wait a few more weeks and see what decision he makes on his side. Hopefully he will be Gunner! ”
Kevin Campbell advises the Gunners to solve a major problem
Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell has lamented his former club’s lack of consistency this season. The Gunners have endured a topsy-turvy season so far but remain in contention for a top-four spot.
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell said the north London side could become a force to be reckoned with next season if they can add consistency to their game:
“It’s just crazy, isn’t it? How do you go about losing and playing so badly in those three games and then beating Chelsea and Man United in a week. It’s a major problem for Arsenal, this incredible inconsistency. A team that beats Man United and Arsenal should beat a Brighton team that can’t score or a bad Southampton team.”
“If they had won those games and some of the others from the start of the season, they could be third, let alone fourth. If they can fix that next season, they could be a force.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin ready to move to Emirates
Dominic Calvert-Lewin wants to join the Gunners this summer, according to Football Insider. The Englishman plans to leave Everton even if he manages to escape relegation. The Gunners and Newcastle United are both interested in signing him.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta wants a new number nine ahead of the new season and has Calvert-Lewin on his wishlist. The 25-year-old also prefers a move to the Emirates over joining the Magpies. However, he hasn’t scored in his last 11 appearances for Everton.