It is safe to say that since Robin van Persie made the controversial move to Old Trafford in 2012, Arsenal have lacked the quality of a world-class striker. While the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has signed quality players like Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck, these are unfortunately not the kind of players that can lead a team to the title like the Dutchman could.
Also, Wenger has made his fair share of excuses as to why he has failed to bring in replacements. After exhausting the excuse about financial constraints at the club, the Frenchman started blaming a lack of world-class quality in the transfer market as the reason why a world-class striker was not brought into the club.
But when you look at the transfer market today, you would have to think that excuse is invalid as well. There are world-class strikers like Kylian Mbappe, Alexandre Lacazette, Diego Costa, Andrea Belotti, Alvaro Morata, Mateo Kovacic and Romelu Lukaku all available, although the latter looks to have joined Chelsea. Mind you, these are all players who can lead the line and guarantee at least 25 goals every campaign.
Moreover, I do not see a lack of Champions League football as a stumbling block in signing world-class players. Over the years, the likes of Mnchester United, Spurs and Chelsea have signed top-quality players despite not playing in Europe’s elite competition. In addition, Arsenal can afford to pay the big wages as well.
So with that being said, I believe that Arsene Wenger has absolutely no excuses this summer. We all know that the funds are available and there are world-class strikers available in the market as well. With the transfer of Sead Kolasinac being a Bosman, Arsene Wenger is yet to spend a penny so far this summer. One can only hope that the veteran manager stops making excuses and brings in a world-class hitman to the Emirates.