The London giants have joined Scottish heavyweights Celtic, Rangers in the race to sign Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph in the summer transfer window. U19 Scotland international came through the youth ranks at Wigan and made his breakthrough at the first-team level in the ongoing season.
Kyle has made a decent impression, bagging five goals in 14 League One games for the Latics, along with a solitary assist. Joseph, who was born in London, represents the Scotland national team at the youth levels and has made six appearances for the Under-19s, scoring one goal in the process.
Even though the 19-year-old striker is still in the nascent stages of his career, there is a lot of interest surrounding him. One of the main reasons behind the interest is that the Scottish centre-forward is in the final few months of his current deal with Wigan Athletic and will be available on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
This has put several teams in the United Kingdom on alert, with Celtic and Rangers said to be keen on signing him. Now, the Gunners too have been credited with an interest in the young Latics’ forward. The aforementioned report claims that Arsenal have been monitoring Kyle for quite some time now, along with a few other PL clubs and are now set to launch a move to sign him in the summer.
As things stand, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has quality options in front in the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette while academy products Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun provide cover in the striker slots.