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According to Ekrem Konur, Arsenal have entered the market for Sardar Azmoun. The Zenit St. Petersburg striker has attracted a lot of attention for his performances in the Russian League. As such, the Gunners are now eyeing a potential swoop for the Iranian international next summer, although they are set to face stiff competition from AC Milan.

Sardar Azmoun’s Success At Zenit St. Petersburg

Formerly of Rubin Kazan, Sardar Azmoun moved to Zenit St. Petersburg in 2019, for a fee of €12 million. It has turned out to be a bargain for the Russian giants, as the striker has performed consistently over the past few years.

The Iranian netted nine goals in just 12 league games during the second half of the 2018/19 campaign. Since then, he has gone on to score 58 goals for the club, in just below 100 games in all competitions. 19 of those goals have come last season, firing Zenit to the Russian Premier League title.

Azmoun’s record in the league is simply impeccable with 83 goals in 202 matches. Not to mention, he has also netted 37 goals for his country, in just 56 appearances.

It is thus safe to say that Azmoun is someone who knows how to score goals. But aside from his productivity, the 26-year-old has also impressed the onlookers with his physique and aggression which makes him a useful outlet in the first line of press.

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – MARCH 31: Sardar Azmoun of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg celebrates his goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and FC Orenburg on March 31, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
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Is Azmoun An Ideal Target For Arsenal?

Arsenal have had a mixed start to the 2021/22 campaign as a disastrous start to the season was followed by a run of performances that saw Mikel Arteta win the Manager of the Month award.

However, this recent run of form has somewhat overshadowed the club’s deficiency going forward. Their main forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has never really managed to find his old self under Arteta while other alternatives like Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli haven’t been able to find the back of the net either.

This is where Arsenal could certainly use someone like Sardar Azmoun. The Iranian forward has a proven track record of scoring goals and his tall 1.86m frame makes him a tailor-made fit for the physically astute nature of the Premier League.

Not to mention, the 26-year-old could be available for a cut-price as well, given the fact that his current contract at Zenit expires at the end of the season. As such, Azmoun could potentially prove to be a bargain for Arsenal next season.

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