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Red-hot form of Arsenal star could force them to change major summer transfer plan

Arsenal may prioritise the signing of a new winger rather than a centre-forward when the summer transfer window opens due to Kai Havertz’s form as a striker, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The versatile Germany international’s return of 12 league goals and six assists in 34 games is the highest he has ever recorded in a Premier League campaign.

Arsenal’s key decision-makers have been pondering a move for a striker, with Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee one of the players on their radar.

The 24-year-old has started nine league games as a forward and scored seven goals. His efforts could prompt the club to reconsider.

Arsenal signed Havertz for £65 million last summer as a direct replacement for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka. Manager Mikel Arteta played him on the left of a three-man midfield.

However, the plan did not work as the German struggled to influence games and was criticised by fans and pundits for his underwhelming performances.

Things have changed since Arteta moved Havertz up front at the turn of the year, and Gabriel Jesus has been permanently relegated to the bench.

Arsenal are reportedly open to selling the Brazilian international striker if a sensible offer comes in this summer.

They are expected to add at least one more top attacking player to their frontline but could end up signing a winger rather than a striker.

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