Giroud’s ankle problem sees the Gunners touting Welbeck.
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Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal this summer following the injury to Olivier Giroud, according to the Metro.
Giroud picked up the problem during the 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on Saturday and there are suggestions the France international won’t return to first team action until 2015.
This means that with just five days left until the transfer window shuts Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is looking to recruit alternatives in attack.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Loic Remy of QPR are also on his shortlist, although Welbeck could prove to be a better option than both those players.
That is because Cavani is likely to set the club back upwards of £40m and this would go against Wenger’s frugal nature – especially having already spending £35m on Alexis Sanchez this summer.
Meanwhile Remy has failed a medical at Liverpool in recent times and therefore there are concerns over the 27-year-old’s fitness levels.
Welbeck though is relatively cost effective and likely to be available after being told be new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal that he can leave Old Trafford this summer.
However, the Dutchman does not want to sell to a direct rival and this could hinder any approach from the North London outfit for the England international.
Wenger also has the option of sticking with what he’s got, with Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott all capable of filling in for Giroud.
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