Arsenal have been strongly linked with a number of strikers this summer, and our boss Arsene Wenger has now confirmed again that the position is their priority to strengthen.
The Gunners have already missed out on targets such as Gonzalo Higuain and Vincent Jansson, who have both joined new clubs Juventus and Tottenham respectively, while the likes of Jamie Vardy has already moved to turn down a switch to North-London.
One rumour which refuses to go away however is Alexandre Lacazette, despite his club Lyon’s desire to keep him leading their attack.
Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that they are in need of adding a striker this summer, despite having options in Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez available to cover in the absence of Giroud.
He said: “We have [Alexis] Sanchez, we have [Theo] Walcott.
He added: “We were the highest team in expected chances created. We were the highest team in quality of chances created in the final third. And we were not at our level in the finishing qualities and I think that’s where we want to improve.”
With the likes of Ozil and our incredibly creative midfield, all we need is our strikers to continue making their moves forward, and consistently put those clear-cut chances away, and Walcott showed last season that he can not regularly do so.
Giroud is a great option to have leading the line, as he can hold up the play strongly as well as score with either foot or his head, but to get the best out of him he needs competition, and that is what is expected from Arsenal this summer.
Will Lacazette be the man to beef up our attack? Or do you think Wenger has something else up his sleeve?