23-year-old striker linked to Arsenal admits that he is a big Arsenal fan

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23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface is a name on Arsenal‘s radar. He is a striker who looks more than capable of solving Arsenal’s finishing woes.

The Nigerian striker was recently speaking on ‘The Obi One Podcast’ with John Obi Mikel. And when discussing Granit Xhaka’s impact at Leverkusen this season, Boniface admitted to being a long-term Arsenal fan. He said: “Me, right from my younger days, I have been an Arsenal fan so I understand what you’re saying about Granit! Granit has brought experience, maturity, he’s a top professional.”

Boniface could be the answer to Arsenal’s problems

Arsenal’s finishing woes were clearly evident in the FA Cup game against Liverpool. In that game at their home, they could not convert a single chance, despite taking 18 shots. The Liverpool game seems to be the final nail in the coffin. Now there’s an almost unanimous view among Arsenal fans that the club now need to recruit a striker in January – or they risk another season without a trophy.

Victor Boniface is one of the names reportedly shortlisted by Arsenal, along with the likes of Ivan Toney and Dusan Vlahovic. Boniface currently has 16 goals in 23 games this season for Bayer Leverkusen. These numbers are way better than anyone in the Arsenal squad.

Arsenal fans will have to wait

Right now it seems that the striker is unlikely to move until the summer. However, that could suit Arsenal’s plans as well. Although fans would love to see Boniface or any other striker in January, Arsenal are unlikely to produce a knee-jerk reaction.

Instead it seems the club will pursue a defender this month, with Marc Cucurella being linked this month. Arteta has now called for fans to stay behind his team, and it’ll be interesting to see how the coming weeks unfold.

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