Wout Weghorst Responds to ‘Perfect’ Arsenal Rumours

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MALMO, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 27: Wout Weghorst of VfL Wolfsburg celebrates his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Malmo FF and VfL Wolfsburg at Swedbank Stadion on February 27, 2020 in Malmo, Sweden. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has described Arsenal as the “perfect” next step in his career as rumours of a Premier League transfer circulate.

Wout Weghorst Responds to Arsenal Rumours

Premier League Target

The Dutch forward, who has an estimated price tag of £32 million, has caught the eye of several Premier League sides including Arsenal, according to German newspaper Bild.

Speaking with Bureau Sport about the Gunners’ speculated interest, Weghorst said: “That would be nice, wouldn’t it? That would be a good thing, of course, that fits in the perfect picture.”

However, the 27-year old refused to comment on whether contact had been made, stating: “This is a very boring answer, but you shouldn’t be asking me about that. I would say call them up.”

A Prolific Scorer

Signed from AZ Alkmaar in 2018 after bagging 45 goals in 89 appearances, the 6’5″ forward quickly proved himself to be a real steal for £9.45 million.

In his first campaign in Germany, Weghorst scored 17 goals and provided seven assists to help his side to sixth in the table and finished the season as the league’s joint-third highest scorer.

Adding a further 16 goals to his account this season, the giant striker clocked up his fifth successive ten+ goal season.

Averaging a goal every two games in the Bundesliga, Weghorst is a physical striker renowned for his aerial prowess and predatorial skills in the box, who could become a nightmare for Premier League defences in the mould of an injury-free Andy Carroll.

Aubameyang’s Replacement?

With just one year left on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract, Arsenal are in the market for a proven goalscorer.

The Gabon international’s 22 goals in 2019/20 account for nearly 45% of the Gunners’ goals whilst only Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli have joined him in double figures (ten apiece).

With the prospect of another season without Champions League football looking ever more certain, Arsenal would struggle to attract a forward of Aubameyang’s calibre.

However, should they be able to prize the star striker from Wolfburg’s grasp, Weghorst could be the perfect fit for an Arsenal side desperately in need of goals.

 

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