Arsenal: 5 strikers who they could turn to in January

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With the season rapidly approaching the half-way point, it's plain for all the see that Arsenal are looking the team to beat in the Premier League.

They may have lost to Manchester United but Arsene Wenger's Gunners have established a four point lead at the top and genuinely look like a side that could have it all to play for if they continue with their current momentum.

One thing that will be on the French manager's mind however is the January transfer window and, more pertinently, Arsenal's need to bring in another out and out goalscorer. 

Luis Suarez would have at one point been the preferred option of course but he's now being tipped to join Real Madrid and, when it comes to a choice between the Bernabeu and the Emirates in terms of likely destination, it really isn't that difficult to see which one the Uruguayan will pick.

It's with that in mind that we've compiled a five man list of players who could see themselves in Wenger's plans for the future given the need for someone to partner Olivier Giroud. 

So here goes; five men who may well be leading the line for the Gunners as they continue their assault on United's Premier League crown post-January....

Konstantinos Mitroglou

The Greek forward has been linked with Arsenal for the January transfer window and as recently as this week Arsene Wenger has declared his admiration for the 25-year-old. Mitroglou has a healthy scoring record with both Olympiacos and Greece and could well be ready to take his game to the next level.

It's unlikely his club would want to see him leave, but it's also a certainty that he would be available to Arsenal for far less than the likes of Suarez.

Karim Benzema

Ironically it could be Suarez's mooted transfer to Real Madrid that benefits Arsenal in the end, as Los Blancos will almost certainly look to sell current stars to raise the funds required. It's no secret that Benzema is more than likely to be one of the names on the for sale list if Suarez were to arrive in the Spanish capital and so he instantly becomes a viable option.

The Frenchman offers goals in abundance when he's on form and, although he would cost a healthy chunk of Wenger's January budget, he's proven at the highest level. 

Christian Benteke

The Gunners were heavily linked with the big Belgian in the summer transfer window, before a dramatic U-turn saw him pen a new deal at Villa Park. With that in mind it's fairly easy to deduce that Wenger may return for Benteke in January, were he unable to pursue other options.

He may be experiencing something of a dip in form recently but the Aston Villa striker is as powerful as they come, has adapted well to the league and could thrive with the creative talents of Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere behind him. He wouldn't cost an arm and a leg either.

Edinson Cavani

A speculative choice that may come as a surprise to some, but it's one that's ultimately received fresh vindication in the form of recent reports surfacing detailing how the Uruguayan may look to leave PSG due to falling behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic in terms of who gets the centre forward role. 

Cavani would undoubtedly be the most expensive option on this list, but he's also one who could virtually assure an increase in the volume of goals Arsenal score. Title-winning signing perhaps? 

Demba Ba

Another star who was tipped to become an addition at the Emirates over the course of the summer months, Ba was refused a transfer by a Jose Mourinho who didn't want to strengthen his title rivals. However the former Newcastle man has largely been a wasted talent at Stamford Bridge this season and, with the Special One on the look out for new goal scorers himself, the chances of that changing are looking increasingly slim.

He's a cheap option but a little bit of a gamble. He's been brilliant in the Premier League for the likes of West Ham and Newcastle but has massively struggled to fit in at Chelsea.  

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