The chances of Arsene Wenger adding another two forward players to the current squad of Arsenal players are slim in the extreme. In fact it would probably take at least two more players on the injury list for that to happen and even then I would have my doubts.
But there is a chance that the Frenchman will decide to boost our strike force by one new signing when the January transfer window opens in a little over a month. And according to the lastest Arsenal transfer rumours in the press, there are two early favourites for the move to north London.
The first, according to The Sun, is the Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi. The report claims that the Gunners had a bid of around £32 million for him turned down in the summer but the 22-year old has continued to impress in Italy’s Serie A and Wenger is planning to go back with a better offer.
The other transfer target, according to an Evening Standard report, used to play in Serie A. But Alexandre Pato is currently back playing in his native Brazil and he seems to have put the personal and injury problems that were wrecking his career firmly behind him and is producing the goods on the pitch again.
Arsenal are apparently one of a number of clubs interested and the transfer fee of just over £10 million would certainly appeal to our manager. Meanwhile another report in The Mirror says that Wenger has asked Pato’s manager Edu, who played under Wenger around 10 years ago, about the forward.
Can you see either of these strikers joining Arsenal in January?