With the uncertainty still hanging around over the possible transfer to Arsenal of the England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, along with the possibility that Arsene Wenger would like to add more than one new forward to the Arsenal squad this summer, there is still plenty of scope for us to look at the many Arsenal transfer rumours about potential striker targets.
One of the subjects of these is the Juventus and Spain star Alvaro Morata, especially as it was reported that Wenger wanted to sign the talented young player when he was leaving Real Madrid two years ago. The theory going around is that Madrid are planning to activate a buy back clause in his contract but instead of playing him they are going to sell him as he is apparently worth more than the value of the clause.
So he is being talked about as a possible target for the Gunners this summer and that made me watch the Euro 2016 match between Spain and the Czech Republic today with added interest to see whether the Spaniard could be the answer to our problems up front.
And if this was an audition for a transfer to Arsenal then I have to say that Morata did not really do himself any favours. Spain dominated but failed to trouble the Arsenal keeper Petr Cech too much until Gerard Pique finally headed the winner with just minutes to spare and by then Morata had been replaced early in the second half.
In fact, when you look at Morata´s record it appears that he is not exactly a prolific scorer, even though he is a good player and his game is about much more than just goals. We already have one of those players in the shape of Olivier Giroud though, so did Morata just prove that he is not the signing that Arsenal need?