Date: 27th September 2022 at 11:52am
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Arsenal have already scored almost a third of the amount of goals that they managed last season in just seven matches this term, and Mikel Arteta’s side will be hoping to add to that tally against rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. 

The Gunners have netted 17 times so far this season, compared to their uninspiring tally of 61 across the entirety of last term, and new signing Gabriel Jesus has spearheaded much of their attacking threat.

The Brazilian joined Arsenal from Manchester City over the summer for a reported £45 million fee, and he has so far scored four goals in seven league matches, as well as providing three assists.

Despite the 25-year-old’s good form, it appears that Mikel Arteta is considering making an audacious attempt to land a former Chelsea star.

According to Football London, The Gunners could reignite their interest in Roma striker Tammy Abraham.

The ex-Blues man doesn’t see his future in Italy, according to Corriere dello Sport via SportWitness, and Arsenal could look to pounce.

The report from Italy claims that Abraham, 24, is intent on returning to the Premier League at some stage, having left Chelsea just over a year ago.

Abraham’s future in Italy seems to be in doubt

England international Abraham spent much of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns as The Blues’ first choice striker, but the arrival of Romelu Lukaku in 2021 prompted his exit.

In total, he scored 30 goals in 82 matches for Chelsea, as well as registering 12 assists, and he would undoubtedly add to Arteta’s current crop of attackers.

Since moving to the Italian capital, Abraham has continued to impress under former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, scoring 29 goals in 61 games for Roma.

Previously, the Englishman has rubbished speculation linking him with a return to England, insisting that he wasn’t thinking about his future.

It now appears that he has changed his mind, though, and Chelsea may be aware of the situation as they included a buy-back clause in the deal to sell him, which is thought to become active from next summer onwards.

At present, Eddie Nketiah is the only other natural centre forward available to Arteta, who let Folarin Balogun join French side Reims on loan during the recent transfer window.

Over the summer, rumours linked Arsenal with moves for several strikers including Alexander Isak and Richarlison, who ultimately joined Newcastle United and Tottenham respectively.

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