When I say Arsenal here I mean the Arsenal fans, because there is no telling whether Arsene Wenger will be any more inclined to use the January transfer window to sign a striker than he was in the summer.
What the manager did suggest was that he would only add new players to the Arsenal squad if he thought they would be an improvement on what he already has to work with, and as the current Arsenal forwards Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are finding the net on a regular basis, you would think that any striker signed in January would have to be pretty good.
Two players that would definitely add some fire power to the Gunners are Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani and they have both been the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours in the past. But any Gooners hoping to see one of these two come to Arsenal are about to be disappointed as both have spoken out about their commitment to their current clubs.
The Daily Mail has reported Benzema´s insistence that all the summer rumours were just hot air and that he was always going to stay at Real Madrid.
He said, “Never. Like every summer, I laugh about it with my brother and my friends. We wait for the media to come out with these rumours.
“In my opinion, I think that Real and Barca are the pinnacle in football. Why I would leave?
“I’m a starter for the best club in the world. I am happy; it’s that simple.”
And The Mirror has reported Cavani saying a very similar thing about Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions where it was reported that the Uruguayan centre forward was not happy.
He declared, “I must confess, this year I’m passionate.
“I feel very happy to see the team playing well, having fun and getting result.”
So will Arsenal have to get by this season with the strikers we already have and the England forward Danny Welbeck? Or is there another transfer that Wenger could go for to boost the Arsenal front line?