The ideal signing by DS
First off I should begin by saying that I am absolutely gutted by Theo’s injury. He was one of my favourite Arsenal players as he was so different to everyone else in our first team and simply offers something else to our attack. So I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully we can maintain our title charge to win him a Premier League medal.
The question now, however, is how do we respond to his injury. I personally believe we need to sign a replacement now. We have a striker shortage as it is plus, as Theo is out for such a long period of time, we don’t know how good he’ll be when he eventually comes back (remember Eduardo?). Don’t get me wrong, players like Ox, Gnabry and even Miyaichi can do a job for a while for us, I just don’t think they’re good enough or experienced enough (yet) to help us maintain a title push for the rest of the season. I especially don’t want to put too much pressure on Chambo until he’s fully recovered from his injury.
This leads me on to who I believe Arsenal’s ideal signing this January would be – Ezequiel Lavezzi. He plays primarily as a winger for PSG but can also play as a striker (so his versatility would be useful should Giroud pick up a knock). He is lightning quick, skilful and a good finisher. He’s 29 years old, so he’s experienced as well, but crucially he could be available this transfer window (as he has fallen out of favour at PSG since their signing of Cavani) and would probably command a fee of around £10-15m.
He has just rejected a move to Inter Milan, but they only sit 6th in Serie A currently and aren’t even in the CL at the minute so that is not particularly surprising. As such I think (and hope) that he would jump at the chance to join an Arsenal side chasing the title.
What do you think Gooners? Do you have any better suggestions on who we could sign this January?