Doubts over both players should have alerted Edu into life sooner in terms of targeting a new frontman.
But better late than never, with at least three top strikers linked in the last couple of weeks.
Real Sociedad and Sweden star Alexander Isak is admired by those at Arsenal, according to The Athletic.
However, Chelsea are now said to be interested in the 21-year-old following his exciting performances at Euro 2020.
Andre Silva is another forward to be reported as a target for Edu and Arteta.