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Are we short of options upfront?

Date: 7th January 2013 at 4:00 pm
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As we all know, or if you haven’t heard, has been loaned out to West Ham for the remainder of the season. Great to see, but has it left us short of options upfront? I believe so.

will be off to the African Cup of Nations in a few weeks, leaving us with two strikers to chose from – and , who has played three consecutive games in the centre-forward role. This is worrying, not because of their current goals to game ratios, which are both decent, but because if one of them were to suffer a long-term injury then we will only have one striker to rely on – providing of course Walcott stays at Arsenal until the end of the month!

So surely, having let Chamakh leave for six months and Gervinho set to depart for the ACoN soon, has someone lined up?

Well a few forwards have been linked with a move to The Emirates but nothing has yet transpired. It’s still early days of course, however, it would be encouraging to see us actually table some bids.

Reports suggest we offered £10 million for Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez but it was turned down. However, if Wenger really wants him then why not match the Spaniard’s £14 million release clause. I understand he is trying to get a better deal, but what’s an extra £4 million to a club like Arsenal?

will not be joining us on loan. We missed out on , which was disappointing. signed a new deal at Schalke. Atletico will want around £50 million for Radamel Falcao, so you can forget about him and a move for , who could leave Barcelona for £15 million, looks unlikely also, especially when you see Wenger struggling to pay up £14 million for Lopez.

Personally, I can’t see us signing a striker this month, and this could prove costly until Gervinho returns. Not a great player, but he is another body.

Hopefully Wenger has someone on his mind; otherwise he could ultimately rue his decision to let Chamakh leave the club.

He’s just got to have a striker in his sights!

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5 thoughts on “Are we short of options upfront?

  • podol
    1 year ago

    forgot about podolski upfront..

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  • lopez
    1 year ago

    of course we are, we need one more striker….Walcott will be our main striker unless podolski starts playing up front because i don’t see Giroud having a great career with Arsenal

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  • Sparta Kenya
    1 year ago

    Now tht Theo is playing upfront, Arsene should just sign either a winger to help chambo on the right or a DM so we can push Arteta to his favorite position behind striker and cazorla to play RW then introduce the Russian more oftenly. We can also start playing rosicky more n eisfield

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  • Mario
    1 year ago

    Arsenal are are a shambles.No proper preparation for the season from a man who gets paid 7.5M a year.He is now focussing on moving some deadwood but still hasnt found a proper replacement for RVP who has singlehandedly guaranteed Man.U the title.Wenger has been taking Arsenal fans for a ride.

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  • Jonjo
    1 year ago

    What about now??

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