For some reason West Ham seemed to be linked with most of the Arsenal players that could be on the market, but the Hammers boss David Gold has made it clear that they have no interest in signing Jack Wilshere this summer, but it sounds like Olivier Giroud is a top priority. Gold was quoted as saying: “We are interested in all good players but we have to face the facts here – we have got good midfielders.
“We have got a good defence, we have got good midfielders, we have got good wingers. We need strikers and that is the key to everything for this season so we are focused first and foremost on bringing in two strikers.”
“It’s clear to most fans that we are desperate for centre-forwards,”
“Andy Carroll is injury-prone as we know, we have had an injury problem with [Diafra] Sakho and we have just got to bring in centre-forwards. We have got to find the money.
“Without strikers, you struggle in the Premier League. You struggle in any division because strikers are your key players.
“You have to spend your money wisely but it must be on strikers, particularly strikers that have had experience with Premier League football – the very best we can afford.
“We have tried the route of going overseas to bring in players – that hasn’t worked. We had a very difficult season because players we brought in from Europe didn’t make the grade and we paid the price. We struggled.
“We were actually flirting for some time with relegation because we couldn’t score goals. That is why we have got to bring in players with Premier League experience and that is what we are working on now. David Sullivan is working day and night in an effort to solve this problem.”
You can’t get a more Premiership proven striker than Giroud, but there is little chance of Arsenal selling our new supersub unless Wenger manages to persuade Kylian Mbappe or Alexandre Lacazette to come to the Emirates. I am sure that once the first top striker is sold, to whichever club, there will be a massive domino effect with a merry-go-round of transfers of front men. This could start tomorrow when everyone’s yearly contracts officially end. Will Arsenal be the first or the last to make their move?