Arsenal ‘on alert’ over striker target – report

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Salomon Kalou has put Arsenal ‘on alert’ to his services, according to Metro, with the striker admitting yesterday that if Chelsea don’t offer him more game time, he will be open to a move away from the club in the next transfer window.

Kalou has starred for Chelsea since moving to the club in 2006, but his time on the pitch is getting less and less with the likes of Fernando Torres, Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku taking over the forward line.


Arsenal have been connected with Kalou on a few occasions, and with Robin Van Persie stalling on contract talks with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to build on his forward line as well as at the back.

And yesterday Kalou revealed that while he wanted to stay at Chelsea, if they couldn’t offer game time he might make the move.

“If you're not playing every weekend, how are you going to improve yourself? So it's very important to play to improve and to push yourself to the limit,” he said.

“That's what I'm looking for.”

Arsenal will no doubt be monitoring Kalou’s contract situation at Chelsea, with the Gunners possibly making a swoop in January if a deal falls through.

And should Arsenal get back into the top four and look likely to make the Champions League, the move would be a good one for Kalou, going from one top team to another.

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