Arsenal's chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, believes that his club need to sign another striker if they are to remain in contention for the Premier League title, according to SkySports.
With injuries to Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud has been Arsenal's only stand-out striker. Giroud's understudy at the moment is Nicklas Bendtner, but Bendtner is clearly not up to playing for one of the top sides in English football and is not a worthy replacement for Giroud when he is either injured or fatigued.
It has been indicated that Arsenal still have plenty of money to spend in January even after the signing of superstar Mesut Özil for £42.4 million.
Reportedly, Arsenal have at least £70million to spend in the winter transfer window, which they could probably buy not just one, but two world class strikers with.
The Gunners have recently been linked with a loan move for Juventus outcast, Fernando Llorente, but for me the Spanish forward would just be another Giroud.
Arsenal do not need another hold up, target man striker. They need someone with pace- the sort of opposite to Giroud, like Robert Lewandowski or Javier Hernández.
These players are both natural goalscorers, and both of them want to move away from their clubs. Lewandowski has been involved in a whole transfer saga since the summer after announcing that he won't be signing a new contract at Borussia Dortmund. He wanted a move to Bayern Munich which seemed like it was going to be a done deal a couple months ago but now the deal might have fallen through.
Javier Hernandez has proven he is a top quality player who can score goals regularly in the Premier League, since he is a Manchester United player. However, the speedy Mexican wants a move away from the club to get regular first-team football before the World Cup and he doesn't mind going to a rival club if that is what it takes. Arsenal have shown some interest in the player and a £20million bid would probably seal the deal.
Arsenal are lacking in depth in their squad due to injuries and players sent out on loan, which may well hamper the performance of certain figures because of a lack of competition.
I think Giroud may fall into this category, and a forward who will offer him competition is what's needed desperately.
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