Arsenal plot last-minute move for Icelandic international

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Arsenal are set to swoop for Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, according to reports in Holland.

Arsene Wenger has come under fire from large sections of the Gunners faithful for failing to spend big this summer, as the French tactician has seemingly failed with his very public pursuit of high-profile players such as Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain.

The latest player in Wenger's sights is Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, with the French international having been omitted from the Magpies' side that are playing Manchester City this evening at the Etihad stadium.

And fresh off the back of Arsenal's 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, the question marks surrounding Wenger and his future have returned, with many fans desperate for the Frenchman to spend in order to strengthen the depleted squad.

With so few players on their books and with injuries having hit Arsenal hard, the north London outfit are in need of reinforcements ahead of Tuesday's all-important Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce.

And with any potential signings unlikely to be completed in time to play a role in the European clash, this rumour is unlikely to appease the restless Arsenal fans.

Arsenal fans can at least take some comfort from the reports linking Wenger with a move for a new striker - even if it's not the big-name signing they so desperately crave.

Sigthorsson is a 23-year-old physically imposing striker that fits into Arsenal's system well. He's scored three goals in four outings this season, and has been on Wenger's radar for some time.

Although Sigthorsson’s spell at Ajax has been punctuated by long injury spells, his two-goal haul against Feyenoord on Sunday, in a 2-1 win, proved his ability.

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