I do hope that Arsene Wenger has a fantastic ace up his sleeve when it comes to getting a new striker for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the current summer transfer window, but I must admit to living more in hope than expectation and as the days and weeks tick by my concern increases that it will be the same old story for us.
Okay we know that the boss went for Jamie Vardy. That was a positive move Arsene, even though quite a few folk wondered how the brilliant counter attacking ability of the Leicester City star would fit with Arsenal’s heavy possession and passing based style.
Wenger has knows that Vardy would not be coming to Arsenal for some time and there are other strikers out there, except for the fact that the number of them available seems to be falling by the day, with the Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Belgium international Michy Batshuayi now heading elsewhere.
What is worse is that these two very highly rated forwards have been signed by direct Premier League rivals, with the Evening Standard reporting the confirmation from the player himself that Ibrahimovis is going to Manchester United and Metro reporting that Chelsea have beaten Crystal Palace to Batshuayi.
Does Wenger know something about these two strikers that Mourinho and Conte do not? Are they just not suited to Arsenal? Has the boss got a better man lined up? Or is it that Arsenal are just useless when it comes to the transfer market?