The central striking role at Arsenal is a position which seems to have been constantly under the microscope in the years after Robin van Persie's departure to bitter rivals Manchester United.
A suitable heir to his goalscoring throne has never really come to fruition, with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck performing admirably but yet not able to match the high standards set by the prolific Dutchman.
Finding the back of the net at home, in particular, has been an area of concern for the Gunners this season and perhaps some smart business in the upcoming transfer window could help heal this wound.
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Here are three Serie A strikers which Arsene Wenger should be looking at to galvanise his forward line.
3. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan)
The 23-year-old Argentinian striker has seen his stock rise rather rapidly in the football world after a hugely successful stint at Inter.
The former Barcelona youth prospect made the move from Sampdoria to the San Siro and has since become arguably the most vital player at the club. He is the current Inter captain and possesses a number of attributes which make him the complete forward - something which Arsenal lack.
Excellent finishing, a great leap for a smaller man and good with the ball at his feet, Icardi is the typical modern day centre-forward, someone who terrorises defences and takes only one chance to find the back of the net.
In three seasons he has found the back of net 51 times for Inter in all competitions and he has the potential to improve even further. He might not come cheap, but Icardi would most certainly be a wise investment to help Arsenal progress offensively.
2. Alvaro Morata (Juventus)
Now Morata is a different striker to that of Icardi, firstly the Spaniard is nowhere near as prolific and tends to operate in a slightly different manner to that of the Argentine.
Instead of playing on the shoulder, the former Real Madrid man is more of a link-up striker, someone who brings other players into the game and this could be perfect for Arsenal.
Giroud tends to operate in this manner, but the added mobility of Morata combined with his improved finishing could significantly aid the rest of the Arsenal side, namely Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The Juventus man could be forged into the perfect focal point for Arsenal, though he may take some integrating into leading the line on his own as he has operated with a striking partner during his time in Italy.
Morata is not a guaranteed starter at the moment for his club so would possibly be open to a move to a side that would supply him with the ideal minutes. Arsenal could be this team and at just 23-years-old, the Spaniard would be a very astute acquisition.
1. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli)
The best of the bunch currently plying their trade in Italy, Higuain has been nothing short of sensational in 2015/16. 30 goals in 32 Serie A appearances this season show just how prolific the Argentine is and he could be the ideal solution to Arsenal's striking woes.
Much like Icardi, the former Real Madrid man is your archetypal modern day centre-forward, playing on the shoulder, making clever runs in behind and brutally dispatching of any mistake made by the opposition defence.
At 28-years-old, Higuain is the most seasoned of the trio on this list and the experience he has gathered from his time at the highest level could mean that he would fit into the Gunners' side with ease.
The Argentine would most likely require a substantial fee to be plucked away from Naples, but his proven track record of terrorising defences all throughout Europe means that a sizeable investment could be a very wise one indeed.
Arsenal have not possessed a striker of this calibre in many years, a player who is the finished article and is almost nailed on to be a viable source of goals. Will Wenger splash the cash?
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