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Arsenal plotting shock swoop for Aston Villa star?

Arsenal plotting shock swoop for Aston Villa star?

Ollie Watkins news

Arsenal in for Ollie Watkins?
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Arsenal could make a shock approach to sign Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins during this summer's transfer window.

The England international has been in sensational form in the current campaign, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists.

The Gunners have been following him right from his time at Brentford and Fichajes claim that they are eyeing a summer move.

Watkins only recently committed to a new contract until the summer of 2018, but it is claimed that Villa could accept a significant fee.

A package of around £85 million could persuade the Midlands outfit to part ways with the 28-year-old striker during the summer.

The Gunners have been in fantastic form since the start of the year and they have won their last five league games with 21 goals scored.

The goals are flowing at the moment for the London giants, but they still need a marquee goalgetter to get them out of trouble in tough games.

Watkins could be the answer to their problems. A new striker signing this summer could pave the way for Eddie Nketiah's departure.