Fear not Arsenal fans because there is still some hope that Arsenal will not actually be going into the start of next season with Asano being the Gunners only new incoming striker. That is because Morata to Arsenal still seems to be on the cards, even though it is joining the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema and famously Yann M’vila, for being one of the longest running transfer sagas in Arsenal’s recent transfer history.
Morata to Arsenal has supposedly been on the cards for some time now and we all know the score for when it comes to talking about Morata’s strengths and weaknesses. Morata of course rejoined Real Madrid this summer from Juventus, after the Spanish giants decided to exercise their right to a buyback clause in Morata’s contract. The move was settled at a rumoured £25 million, meaning Madrid will be hoping to make a fair few million more on any subsequent sale this summer.
Arsenal would therefore be looking at around a £40 million minimum and today’s development on this long running saga is that Arsene Wenger is willing to double Morata’s wages and put him amongst Arsenal’s best paid players. Currently Ozil sits as our club’s highest earner, closely followed by Alexis, Cech, newby Xhaka and somehow Theo Walcott and now Morata could be set to join them, with a £145,000 per week contract offer being lined up by the North Londoners. Arsene Wenger has proved in more recent years that not only is his no longer afraid to splash the cash when he deems necessary, but with Arsenal out of the stadium debt, top class players can finally be offered competitive big money deals by the Gunners.
After signing a striker and finding out its the unknown ‘future prospect’ Takuma Asano, Arsenal fans are in desperate need for a big money move. Giroud may be proving atthe Euros that he may still hold the quality to be a big time Arsenal player, but it doesn’t mean that we are sorted in the striking department. So if a deal can be struck for Morata or any other top quality striker for that matter, then it needs to be done sooner rather than later.