Why Arsenal Should Move For This Proven Premier League Striker! AT
With just about a month to go in the current Premier League season, there is already talk about who Arsene Wenger should be bringing in to the Emirates when the transfer window opens in the summer. Considering that Arsenal still lack a prolific goalscorer, the Gunners are being linked to quite a few across Europe, including Palermo’s Paulo Dybala and Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain. However, I believe that the striker that Arsenal should really be looking at is the Aston Villa hitman Christian Benteke, especially now that Villa have conceded that they will let him go if their valuation of the player is met.
As reported earlier on JustArsenal, the Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood was quoted as saying: “If a player doesn’t want to play for the club any more and the club he wants to go to meets the valuation, it’s best to let them go. It will be just a market value – what’s out there. I don’t want to talk about selling Christian when I’ve got no intention of doing that. So it would have to be a lot of money for someone to get him off us.”
It is easy to understand Sherwood’s stance on the issue, while he will be reluctant to let his star striker move to another club, he is well aware of the fact that Benteke really should be playing for a bigger team and should a big-money offer come in, the former Spurs boss will certainly not stand in the way of the deal, so I believe that Arsenal can get him if Wenger is indeed interested. The Belgian international has a very impressive goals-to-game ratio and he is already a hit in English football.
In addition, just like Giroud, Benteke is also very adept at holding the ball up using his big frame, so Arsenal really don’t need to tweek the system if he’s playing up front. With great pace and power to go with aerial prowess and lethal finishing, I really think Christian Benteke will be the perfect addition to the Gunners squad. With the quality of midfield creativity that Arsenal have, I have no doubt that the 24-year-old will have a far better goal return as well. Here’s hoping that Le Prof moves swiftly to sign him!