Jermain Defoe could be the answer for Arsenal

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Jermain Defoe could be making a sensational return to the Premier League after just a five month stint playing in the MLS for Toronto FC.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth striker is reportedly unhappy because of the sacking of former teammate and manger Ryan Nelsen.

Offer received

Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko has told the media that he has received an offer for the England forward but did not disclose who the offer was from. The obvious answer would be Queens Park Rangers, as current Rs boss Harry Redknapp has signed the prolific striker an amazing three times at Spurs, Portsmouth and as a youngster at West Ham United.

However, Redknapp has stated it is unlikely QPR will be in for Defoe - although we all know how Harry deals on deadline day.

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Arsene Wenger clearly has problems up-front with only Oliver Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and young striker Yaya Sanogo to choose from. And, the first name on that list is out until New Year.

Sanogo was subject to criticism from fans as he failed to score against newly-promoted Leicester City, even with several clear cut chances.

Premier League record

Defoe would seem like a logical choice as Wenger has now missed out on Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao. Defoe has fired in 124 Premier League goals in 381 appearances and this prolific form would benefit the Gunners greatly.

The player himself will want to push for a move back to the Premier League to try and force himself into Roy Hodgson's plans for future England teams.

Question is, will Arsenal move for a former rival player? It's unlikely to be popular with fans. Realistically, they need to put history behind them and buy a proven goalscorer in the Premier League to help them finish higher than fourth. 

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