ARSENAL are considering a shock swoop for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to reports.
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However, both players have suffered injuries this season, consequently leaving the Spaniard short in attack.
While January signing Leandro Trossard has the ability to lead the line – as previously highlighted by Arteta – the Arsenal boss is keen to add another natural No.9 to his ranks.
And according to Football Insider, Calvert-Lewin has emerged as a target.
The Gunners are hoping that the 26-year-old will be available for a reduced price come the end of the season, especially if Everton are relegated to the Championship.
Arteta is understood to be an admirer of the striker and he is keen for the club to launch a bid when the summer transfer window opens.
That is despite Calvert-Lewin‘s injury history.
The Everton star has made just 12 appearances so far this season.
He was absent for the start of the Premier League campaign due to a knee injury and he has missed the club’s last seven games while recovering from a hamstring issue.
Alternatively, Arteta could look to Hale End academy graduate Folarin Balogun to bolster his attack.
The 21-year-old is currently enjoying a successful spell in France with Reims.
Balogun has scored 17 goals in 28 league games for the Red and Whites, making him one of the most prolific players in Ligue 1.