Arsenal's search for a striker, a quest which becomes ever more dull the more it is mentioned and this summer will be no different with the club seemingly in desperate need of a prolific forward to elevate them towards a sustained Premier League title challenge.
Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck have simply not done enough to make the position their own and recruitments in the summer are essential if the Gunners are to progress in 2016/17.
Here are three La Liga strikers who could potentially fill the void at Arsenal and bring a clinical edge to Arsene Wenger's forward line.
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1. Kevin Gameiro - Sevilla
Gameiro has been something of a surprise package in Seville this season despite the club not performing to the required standard, particularly away from home in La Liga.
The French striker has scored 21 goals and recorded six assists in all competitions this season, with his prolific prowess a catalyst for their progression in the Europa League where five of his goals have been scored.
Blessed with tremendous pace, the ability to run defenders ragged, link up with midfielders and score a variety of goals, the 28-year-old seems the ideal candidate to answer Wenger's striking conundrum.
Signing a player at the peak of their powers could be the perfect remedy and Gameiro is without a doubt playing the finest football of what has been a rather inconsistent career.
2. Cedric Bakambu - Villarreal
The Yellow Submarine have had a fantastic 2015/16, securing Champion League football with a 2-0 win over Valencia on Sunday night and Bakambu has played a huge role in elevating the club's status this season.
The 25-year-old French striker has been one of the few players in the squad to command a guaranteed starting role in big games this season, with Marcelino often rotating his squad, and the forward has repaid the faith shown in him by his manager.
22 goals in all competitions, with nine of these coming in the Europa League, have been crucial to Villarreal with his pace and work ethic all characteristics which have hugely benefitted the Spanish side.
The added mobility he would bring to Arsenal could be essential and it is clear he has a very keen eye for goal, something which the Gunners require even more.
3. Antoine Griezmann - Atletico Madrid
Saving the best for last, Griezmann's stock in the football market has risen to unprecedented heights this season after yet another stellar campaign in Spain's capital.
30 goals in 50 appearances underline the clinical nature of the Frenchman and his overall contribution to the team is what makes him one of the most feared entities in European football.
Quick, elusive, clinical and an outstanding work ethic all add up to a forward which every team in the world would kill to have at their disposal.
The signing of a player of this standing would be a statement of the highest calibre from Arsenal. His playing style and adaptive personality indicate he would be the perfect fit for the Gunners and would without question add a world-class presence to their forward line.
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