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Five forwards Arsenal should sign if Mikel Arteta’s side qualify for the Champions League, including the transfer of Alexander Isak

ARSENAL are on the hunt for a new striker or two this summer, with the club being one of the favorites to land Champions League football for next season.

The Gunners are fourth in the Premier League with ten games to go.

Arteta's Arsenal is one of the favorites for fourth place

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Arteta’s Arsenal is one of the favorites for fourth placeCredit: PA

Mikel Arteta’s men also have games on their hands against their rivals and only have to focus on the league.

And Arteta will look to bolster his attacking ranks should Arsenal return to Europe’s elite competition.

The Gunners got rid of former club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window.

And in the summer, both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah COULD follow suit.

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Both attackers’ contracts expire in the summer and they can join another club for FREE.

Boss Arteta has proven to be extremely reliable in the transfer market since joining.

The Spaniard is in the process of building a young and hungry squad capable of fighting for Champions League spots.

And if all goes well, the youngsters could make Arsenal title contenders.

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What kind of striker he’s looking for, Arteta said: “He puts the ball in the net, that’s priority number one.

“Risk of scoring. Every successful team needs enough threat in the squad. Without it you’re nothing. You can play good football but you need threat in the team.”

“The other thing is that he has to complement the other people that we have, personally and on the pitch, and for that we need the right profile.

“We need a profile where you can use your qualities at the same time as the qualities we already have so we don’t have to change our play again to adapt to that particular player.

“He has to be of a certain age, have a certain level of experience and be able to come here and play under the pressure of being at Arsenal.”

But which strikers have Arsenal been linked with that fit Arteta’s profile?

Alexander Isak

Isak, 22, has been linked with a big move from Real Sociedad this summer.

The young forward didn’t have as successful a season in front of goal as he had hoped.

Isak has scored four goals in 24 games for the Spanish side this season.

He already has a good international reputation and has scored nine goals in 33 appearances for Sweden.

Isak had a poor season in front of goal, scoring just four times

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Isak had a poor season in front of goal, scoring just four timesCredit: GETTY

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Arsenal are also interested in signing Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

And the Gunners got a boost in chasing the forward.

SunSport revealed this exclusively on Saturday Everton plan to capitalize on Calvert-Lewin this summer with both arsenal and west ham Interested.

And while he has yet to agree to join Arsenal, so does Calvert-Lewin has not agreed with any other club.

That’s what his advisor says, as the transfer expert reports Fabrizio Romano.

They said: “Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not agreed a deal with any club.

“He is currently working very hard in training and is fully focused on ending the season strong with Everton.”

Everton plan to capitalize on Calvert-Lewin

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Everton plan to capitalize on Calvert-LewinCredit: GETTY

Cody Gakpo

PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo can play broadly on both flanks as well as through the middle.

Gakpo has enjoyed a stellar season with a staggering total of 16 goals and 15 assists in 37 games.

Accordingly Voetbal Internationalthe north London club are likely to win the bidding war and land the £42million-rated winger.

He has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s top bidders, such as LiverpoolBarcelona and Bayern Munich.

Gakpo can play anywhere on the front lines

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Gakpo can play anywhere on the front linesCredit: GETTY

Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez nearly joined Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham in the summer.

The Argentine stopped at the end which has helped Inter remain in contention to defend their Serie A crown.

But he could move on accordingly this summer Calciomercatowho report it Arsenal have spoken to Martinez’s representatives where the player faces an uncertain future.

It has been claimed that Martinez could be sold should Inter manage to sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer when his contract at Juventus expires.

Arsenal have reportedly been in touch with Martinez's representatives

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Arsenal have reportedly been in touch with Martinez’s representativesCredit: GETTY

Marcus Rasford

Disgraced Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford could leave the club in the summer.

The 24-year-old England international is said to be disappointed with his lack of playing time this season.

And Arsenal are one of the rumored prospects.

Rashford operates primarily on the left flank but has shown his ability to play through the middle.

Rashford is believed to be disappointed with his lack of playing time this season

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Rashford is believed to be disappointed with his lack of playing time this seasonCredit: GETTY

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