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Arsenal should sign free-agent Samuel Eto'o

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With it now being confirmed that Nicklas Bendtner has all but left Arsenal it leaves the Gunners with just two recognised players in the striker position, with one having very little experience in the English game.

So, they need a few new faces, out and out forwards preferably. The trouble for Arsene Wenger is that after the signing of Mesut Ozil last year fans now expect big; no more players who aren't all what they're cracked up to be.

Coincidently, the summer transfer window is now only a few weeks away, and fans will be expecting a real talent coming to the Emirates, but who will Wenger get? It seems the top talents are perhaps out of his price range.

I've already spoke before about Arsenal signing Loic Remy, and with the Frenchman wanting Champions League football then I see no reason why he won't join, but there is another figure who would be even cheaper, and perhaps better in Samuel Eto'o.

It's clear that Eto'o won't be staying at Chelsea for next season, and ultimately is on the free-transfer list, with no fee having to be paid to Jose Mourinho's side. This ticks Wenger's first box.

Eto'o wants to prove to the aforementioned Chelsea boss that he still has it, even though he is now 33-years-old, and with Chelsea's fierce rivals Arsenal then he may well be good enough to be Mourinho's downfall next season.

Eto'o has scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Chelsea this season. Perhaps these statistics aren't majorly impressive, but when you look at his record whilst he played for Barcelona for instance you'll see just how good he actually is.

In his career as a total Eto'o has 303 goals in 608 games; now you can see how good he really is. I don't think there is any club who wouldn't take somebody who had those sort of figures.

Goalscoring has been a clear problem at Arsenal, but were Remy and Eto'o to join the cause I think the goalscoring drought may be finally at an end. Many may disagree, saying that with two incoming strikers it may result in one striker destined for the bench all season. However Arsenal cannot go another period leaving themselves short, and I suppose Remy could even be played as a winger.   

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