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Arsenal want to agree deal for Stuttgart striker Guirassy

Arsenal have joined Chelsea and two other European clubs in the race to sign Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy this summer, according to BILD.

The Gunners are on the search for a marquee striker and they recently suffered a setback with Benjamin Sesko opting to prolong his stay at RB Leipzig.

The club are monitoring alternative targets and the Gunners are reportedly among four clubs in the running to sign Guirassy.

Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan are the other teams in contention to land the Guinean ace, who netted 30 goals in the recent campaign.

The 28-year-old’s contract has a low release clause between £15-17 million. He wants to have clarity over his future before the end of the month.

Arsenal eyeing surprise move for Guirassy

The Gunners have lacked the presence of a genuine goalscoring striker since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Kai Havertz was impressive up front during the second half of last season. He bagged nine goals and six assists in the final 14 league games.

Despite this, manager Mikel Arteta may want someone who can score regularly. Havertz had a shot-to-goal conversion rate of 19 percent last term.

Guirassy, who plays like Mario Gomez, would be a good acquisition following his standout Bundesliga campaign for Stuttgart.

He had a conversion rate of 30 percent while averaging a goal in every game – 30 in 30 appearances.

The 28-year-old would represent a bargain signing, but the big question is whether he can quickly adapt to the Premier League.

Guirassy would need to make an instant impact for the Gunners. This has rarely happened with strikers arriving from the Bundesliga.

He would be a gamble for Arsenal, considering he had not managed more than 14 goals in a season before last season.

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