As Arsene Wenger continues to defend his decision of not signing a striker last summer, the Arsenal fans are still unified in the opinion that a proven hitman is indeed needed at the Emirates. While the Gunners continue to be linked the likes of Aleksandr Kokorin and Javier Hernandez, there is another goal-scorer that I feel will be a perfect fit for the Arsenal system, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
The former Chelsea star has been on fire for the Toffees this season, scoring 15 goals so far as he continues to be the shining light of Everton’s mediocre campaign. Having moved to England in 2011 as a raw talent, he is now more or less the finished article and surely deserves to play for a bigger team.
When it comes to attributes, the player has got absolutely everything you would want in a top quality striker. Lukaku has a perfect blend of dominant physical strength and lightning pace in addition to his clinical finishing and aerial prowess. The Belgian international can also fit any tactical system as he can effectively run the channels, hold the ball up and he also has the ability to be a typical ‘fox in the box’ kind of striker. At just 22 years of age, he is only going to get better and better.
Now although his price tag will surely be in the range of £35-40 million, I really believe that he will be worth it should Arsenal choose to go in for him. Besides, I’m sure Lukaku will be interested to work with Arsene Wenger, knowing the Frenchman’s reputation of nurturing young players. While Everton will not be very keen on selling their best player, I’m sure that if the player makes up his mind and a £35-40 million bid is on the table, the Merseyside club will find it difficult to turn down.
In my opinion, Romelu Lukaku is someone who has the potential to lead the Arsenal line for years to come in the future. Let’s face it, he has everything it takes to succeed at a club like Arsenal and is probably waiting for an opportunity to take his career to the next level.