Arsenal renewed negotiations with No.9 Canada international

Jonathan David has hit the ground running with Lille, and the centre-forward is performing at the highest level in his second full campaign. Last campaign, Canada international had 13 goals to his name, helping Lille to the Ligue 1 title.

And despite his club’s domestic struggles this term, Jonathan has still managed to slot in 16 strikes across all tournaments. Naturally, PL teams have been linked with a move for David, with West Ham United among those leading the charge.

David Moyes wants a long-term alternative to Michail Antonio as he wants someone like the 21-year-old striker to be integrated into the system gradually. The major competition for Liverpool and West Ham United could come from the Gunners, who are definitely on the hunt for centre-forwards.

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign two footballers in the summer, with the futures of their three senior centre-forwards in major doubt. After the campaign concludes, Lacazette and Nketiah will be at the end of their respective contracts and could be heading for the exit doors.

There is also the major issue pertaining to Aubameyang, who could leave as soon as January. The Canadian striker is considered more of a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette than the ex-Arsenal captain and could become the Spanish manager’s primary target in the close campaign window.

Where Jonathan will end up next summer stays to be seen, but Arsenal and Liverpool could face stiff competition in pursuit of David. For now, all that stays certain is that Jonathan is ready to leave Ligue 1 champions Lille ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.