Arsenal are in the hunt to bring in a new striker this summer, and have so far failed to do so, but does Wenger have a trump card in mind?
Our club was strongly linked with the capture of Alvaro Morata toward the end of last season, with Real said to be looking to trigger a buy-back clause, in order to sell him on for a profit.
All appeared to be going to plan, until the striker’s impressive performances for Spain in the European Championships made the club reconsider his importance to the club.
They were claimed to have raised his asking price to in excess of £50 Million, while the star was added to their playing squad, and they now have two top options available to play in the sole striker role, although neither is expected to be happy playing a bit-part role.
Arsene Wenger has already implied he will be looking to do his business within the final week of the transfer window, which could be deemed a risk, but maybe he has already had an inclination that Real Madrid could have to decide on keeping only one of their goalscorers.
The French boss has long been linked with a move for Karim Benzema, and with a replacement already included in their squad, this summer could be his best chance yet to land his countryman.
Benzema had his best league tally of goals last season however, and I believe Morata would be the more likely capture, and he may push for an exit should he not be chosen to start in any of the three league fixtures prior to the windows close on August 31.
I know we are all going crazy awaiting the arrival of a striker for the upcoming season, but hopefully Arsene Wenger has something special up his sleeve…
Would you prefer Morata or Benzema?