For the sake of argument, let’s assume that Arsenal are going to sign a striker in January. Arsene Wenger often seems to be on a completely different page than the rest of the football world, and we really have no cause to doubt the Frenchman’s superior knowledge at the minute, but I am going out on a limb and assuming that he also thinks that the Gunners could do with some cover and competition for Olivier Giroud.
Arsene Wenger is always on the lookout for a bargain, especially if he is English, and it is being reported today that he has sent the Arsenal scouts to run the rule over the 23 year-old Charlie Austin at Burnley.
It is little surprise that there are many top Premiership sides watching the Englishman, as Austin is currently breaking records with his goalscoring prowess, in fact this season he has already scored 20 goals for Burnley, two more than Messi at Barcelona and one more than Ronaldo has for Real Madrid! Naturally Austin is the top scorer in Europe at the moment.