Mikel Arteta's arsenal is preparing the list of targets for the January market. Among the names linked for a possible transfer to the "gunners", is that of Everton striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Spanish coach of Arsenal sees the footballer as the perfect replacement for Alexander Lacazette, who is expected to leave in the summer.
This is another negative news for Everton coach Rafa Benitez. The technician publicly admitted that Calvert-Lewin's injury has disrupted his game plans and strategy. In case the player eventually leaves the club, this could be a big blow for the Spanish coach.
The English striker has an active contract with the club until 2025. Meanwhile Benitez from his statements has hinted that he will fight to the end to keep at the club, his important players. However, the situation is complicated.
The Everton coach himself has stated that clubs like Liverpool have succeeded in selling players and raising funds, at the right time. This means that if Arsenal offer a relatively high figure for Dominic Calvert-Lewin's services, it may be in Everton's interest to accept the offer.
The striker has developed extensively at Everton over the last two seasons, under coach Carlo Ancelotti. His impressive performances secured the player a place in the English national team during the European, but this season the situation seems more difficult for the footballer. A thigh injury will keep him off the field, at least until the end of the month. This could affect the financial offer that Arsenal will prepare for the player. But despite the injury, Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains a footballer with plenty of potential, who could be the perfect solution for Mikel Arteta's developing Arsenal.