Arsene Wenger has earmarked Borussia Monchengladbach striker for the January transfer window…
fanatix understands that Arsenal could go in for Borussia Monchengladbach’s German international forward Max Kruse when the transfer window opens in January.
The 25-year-old has been excellent for high-flying Monchengladbach side so far this season, and his form has actually mirrored that of current Gunners forward Olivier Giroud.
Kruse has scored eight and assisted five in the league, while Giroud has scored seven and assisted four in his domestic competition.
Although the French forward has been impressive, the Gunners arguably do not have the required backup options to mount a serious challenge both in the Premier League and Champions League. Although Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott can both play up top, Arsene Wenger prefers to play them from wide, meaning that goal-shy Nicklas Bendtner is the only established, experienced option in place of Giroud.
Kruse has few weaknesses, and is as effective when he isn’t scoring as when he is. Wenger appreciates this kind of striker, as it helps the midfielders get in in more advanced positions when the striker drops deep.
The 25-year-old is a strong dribbler, can play with his front or back to goal, and has a selfless streak that makes him as effective creatively as he is at finishing.
He would undoubtedly provide some real strong competition for Giroud, although his Bundesliga outfit will likely demand a large fee for his services, especially as they currently sit third place in the table.
Kruse has so far won six caps for Germany, since making his debut earlier this year, and currently looks a shoe in for a place at the World Cup next summer.