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Although many Arsenal fans are no longer calling for Arsene Wenger to sign another striker in the summer, largely due to the excellent form of Olivier Giroud since the France international returned from injury, there are many, including the former Gunner Thierry Henry, who want the manager to bring in more firepower.
One top striker already on the plane to Chelsea, are Arsenal really going to compete to sign a world class striker or is there a better option?
I’m by no means writing this as a negative post but with so few world class strikers available and so many teams in need, is it reality to think Arsenal are going to beat Man City/United, Liverpool, PSG,Monaco,Bayern,Real, and Barcelona to their signature?
One of the big transfer rumours doing the rounds about Arsenal in January concerned the Ju8ventus and Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic. If the stories were true, Arsene Wenger was trying to get the 30-year old on loan until the end of the season, in order to help boost the injury depleted Gunners squad, especially after Theo Walcott was ruled out for six months.
Mertesacker: Resilient Arsenal Will Continue to Compete by Anurag Thompson
Despite football pundits continuing to be skeptical of Arsenal’s chances of clinching the Premier League title this season, it seems as though those within the club are quietly confident of pulling off an ‘upset’ and coming away with the title in May. While the ‘pundits’ are still leaning towards a title race between Manchester City and Chelsea, Gunners defender Per Mertesacker remains confident of his side’s chances.
Pundits in Praise of Arsenal’s Resilience, But Still Skeptical of Title Chances by AT
Despite yet another gritty victory in the Premier League, it seems as though Arsenal are still far from favourites to clinch the title in May. Arsene Wenger’s side prevailed over Aston Villa on Monday night through goals from Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud, a result which sees the Gunners jump above Manchester City and Chelsea, who were also victorious over the weekend, to reclaim first spot in the League table.
Arsenal have lost just three Premier League games so far this season, away to both of the Manchester giants and, strangely enough, at home to Aston Villa. A lot has changed for the Gunners since that opening day disaster, but there is still a small element of concern that Villa might be able to get something out of the game and stop Arsenal from regaining top spot.
It seems like Arsenal may be forced into the transfer market for the Aston Villa and Belgium striker Christian Benteke in January, or risk seeing the talented 22-year old move somewhere else. Reports of interest from other clubs are getting more regular, and there could well be a transfer tussle for Benteke when the transfer window opens in a couple of months time.