“I am looking at them and looking at what I can do to get into that team and adding to my qualities. At Boro I think my game has become more mature. At U23s I was able to get away with things. In men’s football you need to play with your head more. I know there is more I can do to improve.”
But Arsenal will still likely need to go into the market for another striker option with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Alexander Isak and Luka Jovic touted as top options. Signing Gakpo would provide Arteta more depth in the attacking department with the Gunners hoping to return to Champions League football next season.
But to truly close the gap to those competing at the top of the table, Arsenal will need to follow up the potential signing of Gakpo with an out-and-out striker.