Whether or not you agree with the former Arsenal and France goal machine Thierry Henry on the merits of Olivier Giroud and the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League with the big Frenchman leading the line, I think we can all agree that we want Arsene Wenger to be in the market for a top quality striker in the summer transfer window.
Except that we may not have to wait and see what the boss does, as a Metro report is claiming that Wenger may have forestalled us all. Not only has the prof identified the player to boost our firepower, the report says that the Gunners have already agreed the transfer with the man in question, Jackson Martinez.
The Porto and Colombia international star was linked with us last summer as well and he made no secret of his ambition to play in a bigger league than the Portuguese one. I must admit that I was not convinced he could make the step up and really shine in the Premier League but after another season of scoring excellence, Wenger appears to have been convinced.
Maybe the fact that eight of his 32 goals this season came in the Champions League proves his quality or maybe the boss just cannot argue with over 90 goals in his three seasons at Porto. The Portuguese press are convinced that Jackson is headed for a club reunion with his international team mate David Ospina and after the 28-year old waved farewell to the Porto fans in their final game, he is certainly going somewhere. Emirates stadium, London NY perhaps?