Arsenal were first linked with Islam Slimani back in May when he laughed at his £12m Transfermarkt valuation, and the latest reports claim that we’re still ‘tempted’ to go for him.

The Sporting striker would definitely be a slightly cheaper option than most out there but there’s actually very little to suggest we really keeping an eye on him.

To be fair, the 27-year-old did score 31 goals in 46 games (all competitions) for Sporting last season, which is a really, really good return. Obviously, we don’t know how suited he would be to the Premier League but that’s the risk you take with recruiting players from other leagues.

Are Arsenal really tempted to go for Slimani, as the reports say? I doubt it. The guys claiming this are the same who said we had agreed a deal with Riyad Mahrez and obviously that never happened.

The link was always going to re-emerge since Joel Campbell has gone to Sporting on loan.

Would he be a good signing? I don’t think he’d be bad at all.

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