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Arsenal set to hijack Chelsea move for ‘lethal’ striker after Player’s ‘Comment’

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Arsenal set to hijack Chelsea move for 'lethal' striker after Player's 'Comment'

In the midst of the summer transfer frenzy, Arsenal has set its sights on the promising talent of Montpellier’s ‘lethal’ striker, Elye Wahi who has also captured the attention of rival club Chelsea.

With an outstanding 2022/23 campaign under his belt, the 20-year-old French forward has become a hot commodity in the football world.

Chelsea’s new boss, Mauricio Pochettino has expressed keen interest in Wahi, but the striker’s preference for first-team football and disapproval of a potential loan move to Strasbourg has opened the door for Arsenal to potentially hijack Chelsea’s pursuit.

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The Gunners are ready to compete head-to-head with the Blues in their quest to secure this burgeoning talent’s signature.

As Mikel Arteta seeks to further strengthen his attacking options, the 20-year-old French talent has caught the eye with a scintillating 2022/23 campaign, netting an impressive 19 goals in 33 Ligue 1 appearances and providing six assists.

However, there seems to be a stumbling block in the Blues’ approach, as Wahi is eager to secure regular first-team football and has reservations about their plan to send him on loan to Strasbourg.

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To add to Arsenal’s transfer hopes, Wahli has already admitted his love for the Gunners. Speaking in an interview with Esprit Paillade, Montpellier’s President Laurent Nicollin said: “His [Wahi’s] agent talks with 4-5 big clubs, I know them but I won’t tell you. We know he likes Arsenal a lot.”

According to French outlet RMC Sport, Arsenal has seized the opportunity and entered the race for Wahi’s signature.

This move comes amid uncertainty surrounding Folarin Balogun’s future at the club, making the pursuit of the Montpellier striker all the more significant for the Gunners.

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While Chelsea is reportedly preparing a substantial €32 million (£28 million) bid for the France Under-21 international, Arsenal’s interest has added a twist to the transfer saga.

The Gunners have made inquiries about Wahi’s availability and are seemingly prepared to challenge Chelsea’s move for the young forward.

Adding to Arsenal’s hopes of securing the promising striker is Wahi’s public affinity for the North London club.

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With both Arsenal and Chelsea vying for his services, Elye Wahi could become a significant signing for either club.

Described by the football scouting website Breaking The Lines as a “lethal threat,” Wahi’s explosive pace and impressive finishing skills make him a potent force in attacking transitions.

His ability to execute one-touch finishes with precision has earned him praise, and he has the potential to thrive in a counter-attacking system.

As negotiations continue and the two Premier League giants compete for the services of this talented young striker, fans can only wait with bated breath to see where Elye Wahi’s next footballing chapter will unfold.

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Both Arsenal and Chelsea seek to reinforce their squads, and the pursuit of such a promising talent will undoubtedly add an intriguing dynamic to the ongoing transfer drama in the English top-flight.

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