I am going to assume, perhaps foolishly, that Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands with regards to adding to the Arsenal squad in this summer transfer window. I like the fact that he has confidence in the players available to him but surely the Frenchman must see that another quality player or two would significantly increase our chances of winning the Premier League title next May.
The main name on everyone’s lips, of course, is Karim Benzema and that signing could still happen if the Arsenal transfer rumours have the situation right. But it seems to depend on things beyond the control of Arsenal, so there is also a very real chance that the French striker will stay at Real Madrid.
If so, and if Wenger does want to give us more attacking options and some insurance against a key injury, who else is there for the Gunners? There has been talk of Edinson Cavani or Gonzalo Higuain, but that seems to be as likely and as difficult as getting Benzema. So should Wenger be looking at some less stellar options up front, such as a decent striker that could cover for Giroud?
Would it be worth taking the punt on a proven Premier League player like Charlie Austin, as he scored plenty of goal for struggling QPR last season and would not come close to breaking the bank? Maybe we should think about challenging Tottenham for the West Brom forward Berahino.
There are some decent if not world class strikers out there but as the closing of the window approaches, it will be a lot harder to persuade any club to part with their best players. How do you see this going for us Gooners?