Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has called on his former club to make a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Dixon feels that the Gunners have to be realistic in terms of their targets and he believes that Calvert-Lewin is the best forward out there they could hope to sign:
“Would I like to see Calvert-Lewin at Arsenal? I think yes I think you’d struggle to get one of the top, top strikers like [Erling] Haaland. It would be a step up for Calvert-Lewin, no disrespect to Everton. I like him, I think he’s got potential to be as good as he wants to be. He is fit and athletic, he is strong and good in the air and a good finisher. I would take him.”
The majority of supporters on Twitter seem to disagree with Dixon’s assessment that Calvert-Lewin would be a good fit for Mikel Arteta’s side:
We don’t want him
— Fabulous Tryce (@drtryce) December 29, 2021
Nah go for Erling Haaland
— Julian.j.White💙 (@JulianWhite68) December 29, 2021
Nah, Average I’d rather stick with Auba
— @Tik⭕️G🔴⚪️ner (@tikogooner) December 29, 2021
Doesn’t suit our style of play at all.
— pETeR jAmEs (@1Pjames) December 29, 2021
No we don’t want, playing style doesn’t fit Arteta’s pattern at all
— 𝕿🦁 (@towsynofficial) December 29, 2021
Very poor player, dont need him. Arsenal need Vhaovich
— Mamed614541 (@mamed614541) December 29, 2021
Its better we go all in for Haaland. Whether he will agree to come or not. Let’s shoot or shot. That’s the statement Arsenal need now
— I am a Gunner 4 Life 🇺🇸 (abeg bio @abegwiszley) (@wiszley30) December 29, 2021
He is not good enough for arsenal iwoul rather give Lacazette 3 more years than sign Calvert – Lewin
— @DREWSIBIYA (@Drew88142443) December 29, 2021
Not been fit all season though
— Jackthegooner (@Jack10Gooner) December 28, 2021
No thank you.
— Fernando Penalva (@vinarslrm) December 28, 2021
The England international has spent the majority of this season out injured so it isn’t surprising that some are sceptical about a move for the player.
Even so, Calvert-Lewin scored 21 goals in all competitions for Everton last campaign so his ability should not be dismissed so readily by fans. He may not be as glamorous a signing as someone like Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic but, as Dixon says, the 24-year-old would likely be interested in a switch to the Emirates.