As most summers usually go, Arsenal are linked with just about everyone in the transfer market, with nobody truly knowing which players Arsene Wenger will actually attempt to sign.
The one thing that is almost certain, is that the Arsenal boss is on the hunt for another striker to compete with Frenchman Olivier Giroud but where that striker will come from is anybody's guess.
Morata and Benzema?
The saga surrounding both Real Madrid's impressive front man Karim Benzema and young forward Álvaro Morata is a saga that has continued on from last summer but with no conclusion, even though Arsenal have the money to spend.
Away from this, there is a world class player that would offer an exciting edge to the Gunners attack as well as suit Wenger's style and philosophy of play perfectly. That player is Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez who is currently at the World Cup with Chile is a special kind of forward not just for his ability but for his exceptional team work that so many people fail to embellish. There is no doubt he would add a new dimension to Arsenal's strike force.
Giroud not prolific
As good as Olivier Giroud has been since his arrival 2 years ago, he hasn't been as prolific as first hoped and he has failed to produce the quality and more importantly, the goals on the big occasions.
Much of this may be down to all of the pressure being on the Frenchman as Arsenal have no other options. Sanchez, however, can fill that void and even more so, drive the North London club to challenge at the very top once again.
He is a player with pace to burn, great control and excellent finishing who has proven himself in the big games for Barcelona both domestically and in the Champions League. As well as this, he is a striker who leads a team from the front, which is evident from the way he plays with Chile.
Is Balotelli the right man?
There are strong links with a certain Mario Balotelli making a shock move to the Emirates but with the controversial, unpredictable temperament of the Italian, Arsenal may be better off without him.
Sanchez, on the other hand could be exactly what Arsenal need. A top class forward with great team ethic who can play centrally or on either side of the front man and at 25-years-old, he is entering his prime.
After impressive displays at the World Cup and his his future at the Nou Camp uncertain, with rumours of him wanting to leave, the time is now for Arsenal to pounce. They should do everything they can to capture the Barcelona man as he may just be the missing piece to Wenger's jigsaw puzzle.
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