Here’s Why Lautaro Martinez to Arsenal May Actually Benefit Inter Milan

Published 08/01/2021, 6:38 AM EDT


Inter Milan and Arsenal are two clubs who are facing different kinds of problems this season. Milan had a successful season last season (winning the Serie A), while Arsenal finished 8th in the league. Inter have to sell their best players, while Arsenal are looking to improve their squad. This is where Lautaro Martinez comes in.

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The Argentinian striker has been on fire for the Italian side. Still only 23, he scored 17 goals last season to form a lethal front two for Inter Milan along with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. However, Inter Milan are struggling financially this season.

They need to sell players and after they sold their right-wing back Achraf Hakimi; they need to offload around 60 million euros to be safe from FFP (Financial Fair Play). On the other hand, Arsenal are dead set on improving their squad.

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They have already signed Brighton center-back Ben White in a move worth 50 million pounds and will look to upgrade in other parts of the pitch. Additionally, they have two players that they want to offload this season. Striker Alexandre Lacazette and rightback Hector Bellerin are both on the chopping board this season.

Arsenal might try to offer both of them to Inter in a bid to help the deal but the Italian club would prefer to have money over some players who would stretch their already over-stretched wage bill. Signing Lautaro Martinez will be a huge move for Arsenal if they can pull it off. The Argentinian reportedly won’t mind moving to the club as well.

Will Lautaro Martinez help Mikel Arteta bring Arsenal to their best?

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Martinez’s arrival from Inter Milan would give Arteta the opportunity to try out a new system. The young striker has been incredibly successful when he has played with another striker. Arsenal have the perfect man for the job in their club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Both of them can lead the line with Emile Smith Rowe playing behind them in the number 10 spot. They can even put their young star Bukayo Saka in that spot, while the possibility of playing a 4-4-2 and putting Saka and Smith Rowe out wide will also be incredibly attractive for the North London club. Things will definitely get better at the club if they pull off this coup.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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