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Strikers that could give Arsenal the edge next season

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Since Robin van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester United in 2013, the Gunners have simply failed to replace him. 

The Dutchman was a consistent world-class goalscorer, and in his last season before joining the Red Devils, he scored a staggering 30 goals in 38 Premier League games, highlighting his importance to Arsene Wenger's side.

In comparison, their current frontman, Olivier Giroud has not hit those heights. Since joining Arsenal from Montpellier in 2013, he has failed to score 20 Premier League goals a season. In fact, the most goals he has ever scored in a Premier League season has been a poultry 16.

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Wenger has been widely criticized by fans and pundits alike for his reluctance to invest heavily in a prolific striker and this has been one of the reasons why the team has underperformed over the last few years, both domestically and in Europe.

What they lack is a striker who will give them the edge and will consistently score the key goals in big games. Arsenal right now need a striker similar to Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba or Sergio Aguero. In other words, a game changer. 

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With the transfer window wide open and with business to be done, we’ve highlighted a number of strikers that might just fit the bill at the Emirates.

Romelu Lukaku

The Everton hitman was a revelation last season and is certainly a player that will excite Arsenal fans.

He is blessed with great pace and power and has proven to be a handful for defenders. The Belgian is still only 23 and already has Premier League experience.

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If Arsenal can put a large enough bid on the table, Everton may have no choice but to let him go.

He has certainly had an impact at Everton and will have even more of an impact at Arsenal, especially considering the calibre of creative players already in the team.

Alexandre Lacazette

The Frenchman has displayed great form in Ligue 1 over the last few seasons and has been linked with the Gunners before.

This transfer window would be an ideal opportunity to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

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Lacazette is a superb finisher and is deadly in front of goal, certainly a striker that is more than likely to score 20 plus goals in the Premier League.

Gonzalo Higuain

The Argentine international has just completed a stellar 2015/2016 season with Napoli, having bagged a staggering 36 goals in 35 Serie A games.

Higuain has always been a consistent goalscorer and has done so in both the Spanish and Italian leagues.

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If Arsenal are looking for a player that will take them to that next level, Higuain is a sure bet. Still only 28, Higuain still has a few good years left, and after succeeding in Spain and Italy, he could also do so in England.

Technically gifted and cool in front of goal, he could slot in nicely at Arsenal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Borussia Dortmund striker has also completed a great season, having netted 25 goals in 31 last season. He would definitely be a good fit.

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Intelligent, rapid and with an eye for goal, Aubameyang would make Arsenal even more of a threat going forward. At 26, The Gabon international is in his prime and would be one of Arsenal's most exciting signings in years.

At 26, The Gabon international is in his prime and would be one of Arsenal's most exciting signings in years.

Out of these four, which striker would suit Arsenal best? Let us know YOUR thoughts in the comment section below!

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