Tammy Abraham would definitely fit the bill at Arsenal, Nigel Winterburn has said. He, however, revealed that the Gunners shouldn’t sell Lacazette if there is no upgrade lined up to replace him.
According to him, Abraham is a young talent with a point to prove, and he believes he can be consistent if given a run of games at a new club.
Nigel added that Lacazette is a different striker to anything Arsenal have at the club, so if he would be sold, he has to be replaced properly.
His words, “Is Robert Lewandowski an option!”
“Arsenal have been linked with Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. He certainly would fit the bill of recent Arsenal signings, young with a point to prove. People will question his consistency but what you want is for these young players to get a run in the team.”
“Is he going to get a run in a team if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing well? Probably not unless Aubameyang can be switched to the left-hand side – although you then need to leave out either Nicolas Pepe or Bukayo Saka.”
“With Abraham, there’s potential there and development for a young, young player. So, I think it’s an option that Arsenal, although with Alexandre Lacazette being linked with a move away, it could be just a name that has been thrown into a hat.”
“Arsenal shouldn’t sell Lacazette unless they’ve got an upgrade in place. I wouldn’t let him go until we have secured another striker. I’ve said that all along.”
“Lacazette is a different striker to anything Arsenal have at the club. When he’s in top form, he holds the ball up well, his link-up play is good.”
“I suppose his strike rate is not the very, very best of what you want, but then we are not at the very, very top of the league either at the moment as well.”
“So personally, at the moment, I don’t want to see him go, unless we’ve got someone coming in that’s going to excite me.”
“I wouldn’t let him go and then we haven’t got anybody else to bring in. For me, that’s just way too risky.”
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