We’ve lost count of the number of strikers Arsene Wenger could have signed, but his failure to attract a superstar striker over the past couple of seasons has many fans wondering whether indeed “he” will come to Arsenal at all.
Reluctance and hesitation to act has seen Roberto Firmino join title rivals Liverpool and Diego Costa switch to Stamford Bridge, to name just a couple.
Time and again insisting that it has to be the “right kind of player” et cetera, et cetera, Olivier Giroud (average at best and definitely not world class) is not getting any younger (or better, come to think of it).
Wenger simply cannot afford to wait any longer. Alexis Sanchez is better suited to the left wing and Mesut Ozil must be tired of having to do it all himself in front of goal. The less said about Lucas Perez the better.
His boss at Everton, Ronald Koeman has publicly suggested that his top striker should leave to fulfill his potential. And as far as we know, the Toffees manager didn't have a rowdy bonfire night and hasn't been spotted frequenting the bars of Liverpool until the early hours.
So, there is no excuse for this comment from an Everton perspective. It could potentially be good news for Wenger though. Lukaku could be an Arsenal great.
Forget the fact that he's playing in the SPL, his brace against Manchester City in the Champions League proves that the French forward can cut it at the highest level.
And, let's face it, he ticks both of Wenger's boxes. At 20, he's got years ahead of him and striker is also French. Surely a match made in heaven.
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Apparently Arsenal had an £80m bid for the Gabonese goal-machine turned down by Borussia Dortmund in the summer, though the German club might regret that.
If Dortmund don't win silverware soon, he is likely to grow disillusioned and it isn't as if he can do a Lewandowski and PEA-off (get it? Initials: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) at the end of the season on a free transfer. There is definitely more left to this deal than people think.
First there was Barcelona, now Real Madrid could strengthen their label as a feeder club to the Gunners. Should the Spaniard grow tired of sitting on the bench (because it is so tiring) at Los Blancos, then Arsenal is a realistic destination.
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South American? Check. By that logic he must be world-class right? Well actually, the Juventus frontman could be exactly what Arsenal need. At just 22 the Argentine has years in front of him and is already being talked about in the same breath as compatriot Lionel Messi.