Date: 19th November 2020 at 12:30pm
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Kevin Campbell has backed his former club Arsenal to sign Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.

The forward has enjoyed a sensational spell with the Parkhead outfit since his move back in 2018, earning him links to a raft of Premier League and major European clubs.

In an interview with Football Insider, the former Gunners man lavished praise on the French under-21 international.

He said: “I know his form will pick up and he will get back to best which is leading the line and scoring goals. There was talk of a move to Arsenal, that move may still happen because Edouard is a really talented player.” (via Football Insider)

Would Edouard be a good option for Arsenal up front?

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With Mikel Arteta struggling to find a consistent number nine, targeting a player through the transfer market is a safe tactic by the Spaniard. The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah all have the flaws when it comes to carrying out the former Manchester City coach’s demands.

Whilst Aubameyang is the best finisher at the club, his inability to carry out the demands of an Arteta centre-forward means he has been shifted to the left-wing. Meanwhile, Lacazette is almost perfect in his work-rate and hold-up play, however, recent outings against Aston Villa and Leicester City show he simply can’t finish on a regular basis.

Eddie Nketiah is also a player who has proven to be potent in front of goal, however, at his tender years, he simply doesn’t work harder than Lacazette, hence why he’s been on the bench more often than not.

On the other hand, Edouard has the build and finishing prowess to make be the perfect option for Arteta. Standing at 6’1 the 22-year-old has the build to trouble many defences with his hold-up play and with 99 goal involvements in over 130 games for Celtic, he has all the hallmarks to become a top striker.

Whilst, the youngster is yet to test himself in a major league, his quality cannot be doubted. And with all three of Arteta’s options up front proving to be mismatches in terms of what he demands, looking at signing the Frenchman could be an ideal solution.

In other news, Arsenal are still tracking this defender whose contract ends next summer.