Transfer Update: Long term Arsenal target set to join for Merseyside rivals

Wenger is already active in the transfer market for proper resources who can strengthen Arsenal.


Despite clinching a record 13th time FA Cup triumph, Arsenal missed out on a top four finish for the first time in twenty years and the fans are currently sweating over the future of their star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil whose contracts are set to run out next summer.

Arsene Wenger, the veteran Frenchman, has signed a new two-year deal and is already active in the transfer market for proper resources who can help Arsenal regain a place in top four and get closer to league triumph.

Wenger has already brought in ex-Schalke left back Sead Kolašinac on a Bosman transfer and was reportedly closing in to secure a deal for young Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru who enjoyed a scintillating campaign for Belgian top tier outfit KAS Eupen. But their chase for the highly-rated youngster hit a major blow today when Everton triggered his £6.8m release clause and agreed terms to sign the joint top scorer in Belgian First Division A last season ahead of Arsenal.

The 20-year old began his football journey in 2010 with Aspire Academy and spent five years before sealing a move to their parent club Eupen. Onyekuru helped them to earn a promotion in the top tier of Belgian football league and continued his great run netting 22 times in 38 league outings. He became the joint top scorer in Belgian top division along with Anderlecht marksman Łukasz Teodorczyk, but lost the golden boot trophy to the Polish international who scored more away goals than Onyekuru.

The Nigerian earned his senior debut earlier this month when the Super Eagles registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Togo. He, however, will spent the upcoming campaign on loan with the Belgian champions Anderlecht for not having his work permit yet. But the signing of Oneykuru is another piece of shrewd business by the Toffees who, despite losing out the battle to keep hold of their contract rebels Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, have gathered loads of attention and admiration after conquering the big money transfers of English custodian Jordan Pickford ( from Sunderland) and Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen ( from Ajax).