Jonathan David has given Edu even more motivation to complete the trade and replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.
The Canadian was recently caught wearing an Arsenal shirt that featured Thierry Henry’s knee-slide celebration.
Arsenal have been linked with a bid for David, who will be available to sign during the summer transfer window, with the Gunners a major contender.
Arsenal needs a striker, and David’s unwavering dedication to the club should be a factor if Mikel Arteta has identified him as a possible transfer target.
The Gunners were put on high alert after David’s agent, Nick Mavromaras, told Radio Canada that he was open to a transfer.
When asked about David’s future in France, Mavromaras responded, “For us, the goal is to finish the season in Lille.” “However, for a variety of reasons, this will be his final season there.”
According to The Athletic, Arsenal has long liked David, who played for Gent in Belgium before joining Lille in 2020.
David had a fantastic season in Ligue 1 and the Champions League, where he was instrumental in the club’s advancement to the knockout stages.
He has been extremely effective this season, demonstrating his progress from the previous season, when he did not get off to the best of starts at Lille. However, the Canadian international has already scored 11 goals in Ligue 1, the most in a league that includes stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
David isn’t wearing an Arsenal shirt with Henry on it by chance, and it’s not the first time he’s shown his devotion for the club.
Arsenal are in severe need of a striker, since the club’s two most senior strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, appear to be on the verge of leaving in the coming transfer windows due to Lacazette’s contract dilemma and Aubameyang’s recent disciplinary issues.
David is expected to cost £47 million, and Arsenal should pursue this deal given his recent performance.