It is no brainer that Arsenal need striker reinforcements as they only have Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott at their disposal, but ranging from Jackson Martinez to Fernando Llorente, all their transfer targets have gone out of reach, leaving only three strikers of Arsenal standards to choose from.
- Karim Benzema
Arsenal have been linked to the Real Madrid marksman since the transfer window opened and even though every now and then reports suggested that the Gunners were closing in on a deal for him, either party have denied such claims. Emanuele Giulianelli yesterday added fuel to the fire with a tweet stating that the French striker would fancy playing under compatriot Arsene Wenger.
Karim Benzema may cost the Gunners a little more than what they had shelled out for Mesut Ozil and given his prolificacy with club and country, such a hefty price tag can well be justified.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Borussia Dortmund striker has long been known to on the Arsenal radar, but the proposed move collapsed when he signed a contract extension that would keep him at the Westfalenstadion until 2020. However, highly respected journalist Kike Marin recently told the world that the London side may turn their attention to the Gabonese international if they do not succeed in luring Karim Benzema to the Emirates Stadium.
Given his age, pace and eye for the goal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be expected to fill the void that has never been filled after the departure of Thierry Henry and at £25million, it is highly unlikely that things could go wrong.
- Gonzalo Higuain
Julian Draxler, Yann M’Vila and Gonzalo Higuain are three players, who never fail to make headlines along with Arsenal every transfer window and the Argentine has reportedly told his head honchos that he wants a move away from Stadio San Paulo given the fact that they do not contest in the Champions League next season. The club president, Aurelio de Laurentiis has also announced that the Italian club are only holding out for a huge transfer bid for the former Real Madrid man.
The Argentine may cost the Gunners close to £65million for which their French manager may instead opt for bringing down a striker, a holding midfielder as well as a goalkeeper. Even though he has the potential to make Arsenal title contenders, it is unlikely that he completes his Premier League switch thanks to the greed of Napoli.