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Arsenal linked with cut-price deal for striker

Arsenal are being linked with a cut-price deal for Valencia striker Maxi Gomez.

The Uruguayan has a release clause of £125 million, but so dire is Valencia’s need for cash that they are prepared to let him go for a fraction of that sum. The la Liga side sold eight players in the summer, but the club’s president Anil Murthy has now said there need to be further departures.

The Gunners are desperate to boost their attacking options after a disastrous start to the season. They are 15th in the table but are ranked bottom in terms of chances created and shots taken. They have scored just 12 Premier League goals so far this campaign.

Gomez joined Valencia from Celta Vigo last year for £14 million, and has scored 14 goals in 53 appearances.

He is a full Uruguayan international and has made 19 international appearances for his country to date, scoring three times.

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