Arsenal have been linked with many, many strikers over the years, with very few ever coming close to to joining, but this summer may well prove to be our best chance to nab one.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be the man to join our attack, because according to today’s reports, he will be moving to Paris Saint-Germain in a big-money move, and which will likely frustrate Edinson Cavani.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 31, 2017
The Uruguayan striker has spent the majority of his time with PSG out on the wing, accommodating Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the central role, and flourished this term in the Swede’s absence. Cavani will not be relishing the idea of having to share the central role with PEA, and nor should he, after scoring a whopping 49 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions, including eight from his eight Champions league outings. He may well be frustrated with his club’s feeling to bring in another top goalscoring striker, and may well push for the exit door.
Real Madrid also have an issue with having two top strikers in their squad, and the first-choice Karim Benzema has found himself being outscored by his counterpart. Morata was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates last summer, and is again tipped to quit his club. The likelihood is that ONE of these two stars will have to leave in order to keep the other happy, and we should be happy to land either!
Alexandre Lacazette has also thrown his name into the speculatory hat, whilst revealing that he wishes to leave the club this summer. The 25 year-old has scored consistently for Lyon over the past three years, and if he could replicate that form in England, would be a great buy, but I’m sitting on the fence as to whether he matches up to the above in terms of being such a big name. He certainly has the stats to boast being a big name, but seems to be the bigger risk of the four.
Which would you prefer to sign? Is this our best chance yet to fill a long-overdue need?