Arsenal are heavily linked with a number of strikers this summer, as Arsene Wenger seeks some cover for Danny Welbeck, and with a view to strengthening their starting line-up for the new campaign.
The Gunners already appear to have missed out on Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Real Madrid youth product Alvaro Morata, and could now miss out on some other top strikers.
Arsenal have recently been strongly linked with a move to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, who has proven to be a consistent goalscorer in Ligue 1, scoring 63 league goals over the past three seasons, and at 25 years-of-age should still have his best years ahead of him.
Recent reports claim that despite Wenger holding talks with the striker’s agent, the French manager is not unwilling to meet his reported asking price.
The Gunners were also favourites to sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer, as they seek a top addition to their strike-force, but Atletico Madrid are now eyeing a move for the Argentine. The Napoli striker will not be sold cheap, and having scored 36 goals in only 35 Serie A outings this term, you can hardly blame them.
Another of our targets, Mauro Icardi, could now be the subject of a bid from rivals Tottenham. Spurs are claimed to have held talks with the Inter hitman’s representatives, and are now considering a big-money offer for his services. Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with his signature previously, but have so far failed to tempt their club captain.
We are in the hunt for other options also, with Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa and Japanese Takumo Asano reported to be possible arrivals. The latter could well be sent out on loan in the mean-time however, while the former could prove to be a shrewd buy.
Witch of our targets would have the biggest impact at Arsenal for the coming season?