Arsenal drop interest in Spanish striker Michu

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Arsenal are no longer interested in acquiring the services of Swansea striker Michu, according to the Metro.

The Spanish international had a season to remember for Swansea last term, scoring 22 goals in all competitions and earning his first call up to the Spain squad.

It was also reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had shortlisted Michu as one of his main targets as he looked to reinforce his forward line in the summer.

Swansea told the Gunners to pay £25m for the 27-year-old, putting them off of a summer approach but Wenger maintained an interest ahead of the January transfer window.

But Michu has regressed back to normality this term, scoring just twice in 12 appearances in the Premier League so far.

And Michu received another huge blow after it was revealed that he would need surgery on a troublesome ankle that will keep him out for six weeks.

That has forced Wenger to look to alternative options, who is in need of a quick impact player to support Olivier Giroud.

It seems that Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is also ready to look for alternatives, following the news of Michu's injury.

Swans boss Michael Laudrup told reporters: "What has happened in the last couple of weeks has changed things.

"We will probably do something now in January and try to add something that we don’t have in certain positions. The numbers are a bit down and that is risky for the last four months of the season."

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