With news of Theo Walcott out for the rest of the season as well as the World Cup, Arsenal’s need for a striker to be signed before the month ends has become greater.
Walcott ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup Third Round win over Spurs last Saturday, and before even the England winger sustained the long-term injury, Arsene Wenger did hint at the possibility of entering the market for a new forward after learning Nicklas Bendtner was ruled out of action for a month.
Our attacking options are decreasing before our very eyes and although we still have Olivier Giroud fit and available, the French striker looks a bit jaded and in need of a rest.
Our other only alternative is Lukas Podolski, a man who was frozen out at the end of last season’s campaign. Yet despite scoring five goals in eight appearances for Arsenal thus far, Wenger appears reluctant to deploy the German in the centre-forward role.
So with only two strikers to choose from, surely Wenger must now acquire a new face to help out with the goals?
But who should he try and sign you ask?
Well here are FIVE forwards for Wenger to consider this January (please note the names are in no particular order):