We know that Arsene Wenger loves to find a bargain for Arsenal, but the Frenchman has also stated that his transfer targets these days must be of top quality in order to improve the Arsenal starting line up as well as to strengthen the squad.
The Ghanaian international forward Andre Ayew of Olympique Marseille in the French Ligue 1 could meet these requirements and the fact that his current contract runs out at the end of the season will surely have the Arsenal boss interested.
The 25-year old is not the replacement for our centre forward Olivier Giroud that a growing number of Arsenal fans are calling for, but he is very useful as a wide forward or support striker. In a Daily Star report, his president at Marseille Vincent Labrune has suggested that his player will be heading to the Premier League this summer to further his career, with Arsenal. Liverpool and Man United the clubs said to be fighting for his signature.
But United have just signed Memphis Depay in that position and they already have Di Maria, Januazaj, Mata and Young, so you would think it was a straight fight between us and Liverpool. If that is the case, surely Wenger would be able to use the lure of Champions League football to tip the scales in our favour. But will Le Prof think Ayew is really good enough to challenge Alexis, Walcott and Welbeck for the first team?