Arsenal held negotiations with €25m-rated Dutch attacker

Arsenal have shown concrete interest in Cody Gakpo, with attention on the PSV attacker increasing by the day. Liverpool and Man City are also keen on signing the 22-year-old forward, who could be on the move in the summer window.

The Netherlands international has proven himself to be a solid attacking option with a tremendous campaign under his belt. The Dutch forward has notched 18 goals across all tournaments while provided 15 assists to boot, helping PSV fight for the Eredivisie title with Ajax.

Naturally, there is considerable interest from the PL, with the Gunners leading the battle to add the Dutchman. Arsenal are reportedly ahead of the queue of teams vying for Cody’s signature in the summer, with the Spanish manager eyeing attacking reinforcements in the next window.

The Gunners are also keen on signing Gabriel Jesus from Man City, with negotiations progressing well. The Brazilian striker is considered one among at least two forwards Mikel Arteta is seeking from the summer transfer window, with the South American centre-forward’s versatility being an attractive point for Mikel Arteta.

The interest in Cody stems from their need to bring in a left-sided wide forward, despite the presence of Martinelli and Smith Rowe. The latter is considered more for an attacking midfield role, and Mikel Arteta is likely to move him slightly deeper next campaign, while Martinelli is pencilled in to play centrally for the Gunners. Cody could be considered a high-quality squad option as the Gunners are expected to play European football next campaign.