In recent weeks, a lot of rumours have surrounded Arsenal about the prospect of seeing the club acquire the signatures of two high-profile strikers.
The possibilities of the Gunners finding room in their pockets for the likes of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain and Fiorentina star Stefan Jovetic would initially seem slim, but after new, big money deals with Fly Emirates and Puma, anything would seem possible for the Gunners in this year’s summer transfer window.
The apparent situation of Arsenal lining up bids in excess of £17m seems a little hard to believe at first, given their hesitance to spend when it comes down to it in recent seasons.
However, with the current financial situation and promises of revived ambition for the club from chief executive Ivan Gazidis, the impression has been given that Arsenal may be ready to step up to the mark.
The Gunners have been strongly linked to Jovetic for some time, and are reportedly willing to spend big to get the Montenegro international.
Considering that French striker Olivier Giroud has had a surprisingly good debut season in England, while Lukas Podolski has also been effective, the signing of a new striker would leave question marks over their role in the time. While Theo Walcott's place in the starting eleven is effectively safe, given his 20+ goals for the Gunners this season in all competitions.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal may be willing to sell Gervinho to Galatasaray for around £12m. The former Ligue 1 top scorer has once again failed to cement a first-team place this season. So it seems more likely that the recently-acquired pair of Giroud and Podolski may still remain at the Emirates Stadium to see the possible arrival of a new forward for them to work with.
Who that forward will be, however, is anybody’s guess. With a potential £19m move for Higuain on the cards, and another possible move for Jovetic, many Arsenal fans may be begging for Wenger to be rid of the Ivory Coast international in exchange for a proven striker.
One thing is for sure: the Gunners can never be too likely to get both of them. So, who would you prefer?
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