We are less than a month away from the winter transfer window, so we thought we’d bring you a brief look at the latest speculation surrounding Arsenal.
We are linked with strikers in every single transfer window, and despite the arrival of Lucas Perez, paired with the uber-impressive switch of Alexis Sanchez into our centre-forward role, that doesn’t appear likely to change.
Carlos Bacca is believed to have been on the wishlist of Wenger previously, and following a string of falling-outs with AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella, his exit looks a likely one come January. We are claimed to be lining up a £20 Million bid to bring him to North London, but with Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott all able to fill the role, will we really be looking at another strike-addition?
Another striker being linked with a move to the Emirates is Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz. The 23 year-old scored a hat-trick in the Copa Del Rey recently, and the player is claimed to have said he would be staying at his current club, unless a club ‘like Arsenal’ came in for him in January. I cant see him bringing much to our title bid this season, so I would put this on the back-burner for now.
Another player who we have been linked with previously is Julian Draxler, who has been described as a ‘long-term target’ of Arsene Wenger’s a number of times. The attacking talent has come under pressure from his club’s fans, having made his desire to join a bigger club public, and he has reaffirmed his stance on wishing to leave. Maybe he could he come into replace Alexis on the wing, with the Chilean given the permanent role ahead of Olivier Giroud?
A new name on our apparent wanted list is West Ham United’s youth prospect Declan Rice, who is supposedly being monitored by our club’s scouts. The 17 year-old is making his mark in the ?Under-23 development league for the Hammers, and could well be another winter target for our club, at least that is what reports claim.
Where do we need to be looking at for the coming window? Will Arsene be looking to add to the first-team squad next month?