Arsenal have spent a large part of the summer so far reportedly on the lookout for a new striker to rival or even replace Olivier Giroud. However even though the transfer window has only officially recently opened, the Gunners have so far been largely unsuccessful.
Arsenal have already missed out on Jamie Vardy, Alavro Morata seems increasingly expensive, whilst Alexandre Lacazette may not be on the move from Lyon this summer. It leaves our striking targets limited with Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang also seemingly being priced out of the market.
Barbosa and Janssen remain as being the last of the well rumoured transfer targets, although even those two seem unlikely with Barbosa unlikely to make the move to England and Janssen is set for Spurs.
With Janssen currently undergoing a medical at Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, it means the Gunners have once again failed to capitalise on their interest in a player by failing to submit a suitable offer. Year after year we see Arsenal miss out because transfer negotiations at Arsenal seem to take an absolute age. Mourinho for example has had no problem in securing top talents in a short space of time at United, whilst Arsenal dither over Takuma Asano and watch their other targets move elsewhere.
Janssen was very praising of Tottenham whilst on his way to London and it leaves Arsenal in a real pickle. The Gunners were previously a firm favourite to sign Janssen from AZ Alkmaar this summer, with the Dutchman currently one of the most promising young strikers. Who’s next up for Arsenal then?