It looks like this summer’s Karim Benzema is going to be the Spanish striker Alvaro Morata. He will cost a lot of money. He will come from Real Madrid. But the difference is that Morata is a lot younger than Benzema and is much more likely to be a sound investment in Arsene Wenger’s eyes.
Currently most Arsenal fans don’t really care which striker Wenger brings in as long as he can provide some real competition for Olivier Giroud, and Morata is definitely the man to do that. He is only 23 and has been a backup striker at both Real Madrid and Juventus, and is now getting to the age where he can really come into his own and stamp his own mark on the world, and he must be aware that at Arsenal he will definitely be first choice striker, and he will also be guaranteed Champions League football as long as Arsene Wenger is still in the managers chair.
Obviously we are aware that we will not be the only suitors, with Juventus wanting him back in Italy and many other top European and English teams vying for his signature, but this mornings quotes from the Spanish international certainly gives us hope that he will choose to come to the Emirates. He said to AS: “There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only by the contract.
“I think for my characteristics the Premier League would also be a great destination.
“I’m not saying that you want me to go to Juventus, a team that I can only speak well of….”
If he DOES choose the Premiership, then the only other top UK teams that are said to be interested are Chelsea and Man United, and with both of those out of the Champions League next season that must surely give us a head start. He won’t go to Man City or Tottenham as he definitely won’t be first choice at either of those, so logically he must be talking about Arsenal!