Giroud's time maybe up at Arsenal (©GettyImages)
Giroud's time maybe up at Arsenal (©GettyImages).

Chelsea & Arsenal: Seven strikers they must look at

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Now it's no secret that both London clubs are after a world class striker and really could do with it one. Arsenal look like they now have the funding and Chelsea have their Russian millions but which striker would suit which club better?

1. Edinson Cavani

I thought I'd start with the most expensive first as it'd take a reported £53m to part the Uruguayan from PSG but would the money be well spent?

Well he's scored 14 in 23 games (18 starts) which is a good return but not the greatest in the world. It's reported that after a few months of being unsettled PSG are going to offer him a pay rise to settle him down but could either London team unsettle him enough to make him join them?

Who would he suit more? Arsenal, a team of technical Cavani and powerhouse Olivier Giroud would be a Gooner dream come true.

2. Luis Suarez

Now, Suarez has signed a new contract but maybe the temptation for silverware that Liverpool can't seem to get but both Chelsea and Arsenal have had numerous times before could be enough.

His previous contract had a £40m buy-out clause that Arsenal tried to activate with a £40m + £1 but according to reports there's a £70m buy-out but there is nothing solid. Now Suarez is set to smash several records this season and I'm betting either London clubs would pour money to get one of the hottest strikers in world football right now.

Who would he suit more? Both teams would benefit massively from the Uruguayan sharp shooter.

3. Mario Mandzukic

With Robert Lewandowski set to join Bavarian giants Bayern Munchen, Mandzukic may find game time very limited and a player of that quality deserves weekly game time. Bayern may also let the Croatian powerhouse go cheap too knowing they have a world class striker coming in. So surely  it would be mad to ignore someone with that finishing and aerial ability.

Who would he suit more? Both, again both teams could benefit with the powerhouse and both teams could easily get him

4. Karim Benzema

The French international could be looking for a way out of Madrid if Real decide to keep and give a long term contract to Alvaro Morata and Jese Rodrigez - so would the London clubs wants him?

He has a great goal tally in Spain so that can't be overlooked but with Real Madrid linked with a lot of world class strikers then there's a chance he could join on the cheap and maybe if FFP comes into player Madrid would have to sell.

Who would he suit more? Chelsea, now as weird as it sounds Mourinho would be a better manager as he's managed the striker before

5. Hulk

The powerful, pacey and skilful Brazilian has been seen in London and so have his agents a few times now. Now he has been reported as unsettled a few times over recent times and with the recent departure of Zenit's manager it could be more likely to happen.

Hulk has a great combination of strength and pace with bags of other traits that would be well suited for the Premier League.

Who would he suit more? Chelsea, they have been linked with him more and well it'd be a great fit.

6. Eden Dzeko

He's way down the pecking order at Man City so he could be a cheap transfer but that depends on how City see Arsenal or Chelsea as title contenders next year. He's a powerful striker and really know how to finish.

The Bosnian would be do better to seek a move rather than stay on the bench and occasionally get a start but a move to either club could see a start each week.

Who would he suit more? Arsenal. The Bosnian striker would simply be a better fit at Arsenal

7. Diego Costa

The Brazilian born Spaniard has been linked with Chelsea since his emergence as a world beater but at a pricey £32m. He's a mean, powerful striker with a bit of flair which has bagged him 21 La Liga goals, so we know he can finish and given his mean streak he'd soon settle into the Premier League.

Who would he suit more? Chelsea, he's been linked with them for months so it'd only make sense he'd end up there

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