As much as Arsenal fans love our Chile international star, Alexis Sanchez, I think we can all agree after the home defeat by Liverpool yesterday that he is not the answer for Arsenal in the central striking role. We would have been better off with Theo Walcott through the middle in my opinion, even though I do not think he is the answer either.
There is a reason why Alexis does not play there for Chile and did not do so for Barcelona, although I understand the desperate situation with no Olivier Giroud available led Arsene Wenger to try him there. So it seems as clear as day that the Gunners still need another centre forward, something that most people seem to have known for years.
Going by the Arsenal transfer rumours it appears that Wenger actually agrees with this, but whether due to price, suitability or availability we have not signed one. Well if our manager wanted any more encouragement to use the last bit of the transfer window and the struggles of Sanchez were not enough, perhaps the fact that reported transfer target Alexandre Lacazette hit a hat-trick for Lyon yesterday might just do the trick.
Yes he will be expensive and probably even more so after giving his side an opening day win, but can Wenger really afford to dither any longer?