After the Arsenal director Lord Harris dropped the bombshell today about Arsene Wenger being able to spend almost any amount he liked to bring in a big name player or players to the club, the football media is understandably full of talk about who the Frenchman should splash the cash on and a lot of that talk is about a striker.
But reports yesterday suggested that Olivier Giroud has been given a new contract and with talks underway with Theo Walcott to tie him to the club, plus Wenger stating that young Chuba Akpom would be given some game time this season rather than going out on loan, there is not much space in the squad for a new forward.
You know that Alexis Sanchez is not going anywhere, so that leaves just Danny Welbeck. If I was him I would be very worried about my place in the Arsenal team. Let’s be honest Gooners, he did alright in his debut season with the Gunners but his return of eight goals in 34 games and just four in the Premier League was not exactly brilliant.
Were his performances enough to convince Wenger that he is a vital part of the Arsenal squad and that his goal tally will improve? Or could the rumours about a possible transfer away from the club be true and could the boss be waiting for this to be done before spending some of our millions on a really big name striker?