Date: 7th January 2024 at 7:25pm
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Arsenal’s hopes of winning the FA Cup were ended on Sunday as they lost 2-0 to rivals Liverpool in the third round. 

The Gunners welcomed Liverpool to The Emirates in the midst of a poor run of form, with Mikel Arteta’s side having won just one of their previous six games across all competitions.

Arteta’s side started brightly on Sunday evening, but were unable to find a breakthrough and missed a number of chances to go ahead.

Liverpool looked increasingly impressive on the counter attack, and eventually went ahead when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick was diverted into his own net by Jakub Kiwior.

As the hosts pushed for a leveller, Jurgen Klopp’s side countered once again and Luis Diaz rifled a shot past Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to secure the visitors’ place in round four.

The defeat may prompt Arsenal to make a move to sign a striker this month, but it also appears that they could be willing to let one of their current attackers leave.

Arsenal would allow Nketiah to leave this month for a fee of around £30 million

According to The Star, the North London outfit will demand a fee of around £30 million for striker Eddie Nketiah.

The Englishman, a product of Arsenal’s youth academy, has played a bit-part role ever since breaking into the first team at The Emirates, failing to ever establish himself as their first choice centre forward.

In total the striker has played 157 times for Arsenal across all competitions, scoring 38 goals and providing nine assists.

So far this term he has scored six goals in 26 games, but he has only started ten Premier League matches.

The report claims that fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace are interested in signing the player, while Arsenal themselves are ready to make a move to sign a new forward of their own.

Brentford star Ivan Toney, and Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke are said to be targets for the Gunners.

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