Gunners desperate for forward following injury to Frenchman…
Arsenal will move heaven and earth to sign one of these excellent strikers before the transfer window shuts, reports CaughtOffside.
Following an injury to Olivier Giroud, which is expected to keep him out until 2015, Arsene Wenger could unexpectedly enter the transfer market to bolster his offensive options knowing that young Frenchman Yaya Sanogo has neither the ability or experience to lead the line on his own until Giroud’s return.
Alexis Sanchez is more naturally a winger or attacking midfielder, and the same can be said for Theo Walcott, Joel Campbell or Lukas Podolski.
The three players currently linked most heavily are PSG’s Edinson Cavani, Manchester United’s Danny Welbck and QPR’s Loic Remy.
The first would seemingly excite Gunners supporters the most, but is equally the most unrealistic. Cavani would cost an extortionate fee, and the Parisians would unlikely be keen to part ways with the 27-year-old anyway.
Welbeck is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, but is apparently far closer to a move to Arsenal’s north London rivals Spurs than he is a move to the Emirates.
Remy was inches away from signing for Liverpool earlier in the summer, but he failed a medical, and the Reds cancelled the deal. Health problems aside, Remy’s signing seems a no-brainer for Arsenal, due to his bargain £8m release clause, his Premier League experience, and the fact that he’d run to Arsenal at a pin-drop if Wenger marked his interest with a firm bid.
As of yet, no official bids have been lodged, and Wenger himself has been coy when asked to discuss any transfer targets. However, Remy’s insistence that he should be playing European football and Arsenal’s desperation for a forward means that a deal seemingly suits all parties with a week of the window left.