Do Arsenal still need to invest in a new striker in January?

Arsenal have had a great start to the season, having remained unbeaten so far in The Premier League and doing quite well in our return to The Champions League, but as the season progresses, more injuries are occurring, and it leaves Arsenal fans wondering if Arteta and his recruitment team should be looking into bringing in another striker after Jesus’s recent injury worries.

Ideally, Arsenal don’t have to look in the transfer window for a striker but after Gabriel Jesus picked up another injury, it’s got Arsenal fans worried about the depth up top and if its worth splashing some cash for a new striker. Plenty of names have been thrown about, from Ivan Toney to Victor Osimhen, but at the moment, Arsenal have a full 25 man squad and if we they’re looking to buy a striker in January, we would have to sell someone or drop someone from the squad completely, which leaves Arsenal in a bit of a pickle.

Looking in house, there’s plenty of options, Eddie Nketiah has had a great start to his season, picking up a goal on opening day against Nottingham Forest, a goal against Fulham, an assist against Brentford and three goals against Sheffield United on the weekend. Some might say scoring a hatrick against Sheffield United wasn’t a big deal and maybe they’re right but it’s the manner of which he scored the goals for me. Clearly showing he knows exactly where the net is.

Kai Havertz is also normally a striker, although Arteta has been playing him in the midfield. He did come on for Eddie Nketiah in our 1-0 victory over Manchester City and managed to assist Gabriel Martinelli’s late winner. Havertz played a lot of his football at Chelsea up top and was a good servant for them over the years he was there, so it does raise the question as to why Arteta see’s him as a midfielder and not a striker.

With the worry of Jesus picking up more injuries, bringing in a striker does seem like a good option but to do that we would probably have to shift one off to make room and right now I don’t think Jesus, Nketiah or Havertz have warranted them being sold. Other than the injury concerns with Jesus, he’s had a great start to the season, scoring 4 goals and managing to score in every Champions League game we’ve played so far. With a lot of important games coming up Arsenal fans will be hoping he’s not ruled out for long.

A big decision for Arteta and his staff come January and I think it will all come down to availability and injuries. I personally don’t think we bring a striker in, in January but I could definitely see us bringing in someone in the summer.

What’s your thoughts Gooners? Do Arsenal need to sign another striker?

Daisy Mae

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  1. Yes, but Arsenal would most likely stick with their existing CFs and Osimhen/ Vlahovic would likely not be available in January

    1. I will be surprised if Arsenal invest in a new CF in January. Not many prolific CF are availy in January window. If you find one it would be expensive I don’t see Arsenal spending 70-80m on any player in January. May be we can test Wolves resolve for Neto ,BSaka needs a deputy. But January just not realistic for any deals

      1. I heard Pedro Neto is injured again and Arsenal are bringing Marquinhos back due to his lack of playing time at Nantes

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  3. As if Arsenal told you they were looking to invest in one!
    Arteta has said it several times over that the club has no plans to get a new striker just yet. But that’s not stopped the rumors and speculations flying around and being gobbled up by gullible fans.
    If Arsenal buys any player this January, it’s most likely going to be a defensive midfielder. And that’s what I’d love to see. Except, of course, really serious injuries dictate otherwise.

    1. And if Father Christmas is especially generous, perhaps a train set too!!!

      Perhaps I NEED TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT KRONKE OWNS US, and NOT Father Christmas!

  4. I don’t think we will get one in January

    We need to be careful with the the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations

    I think a new striker will probably come in the summer

  5. i don’t think Aresenal will by a new striker in January, and I don’t think we need one

    there are other areas of more urgent need than a striker

    defensive midfield – Partey, Jorginho and Elneny are all the wrong side of 30 and there best days behind them, add to that Partey injured to often, they will be leading us to PL glory, we need to get at least 2 in to replace them, would be smart to get one in January to give them time to adapt to hit the ground running next season when likely all 3 are gone

    right side of defence – White and Saliba have been superb but there is no back-up, even less than last season when Saliba injury was perhaps the single biggest contributor to our drop off, Tomy is great but on the other side covering for Zinc, after that…Cedric, umm, not title winning stuff. Timber will be back but still just one body

    add to that strikers are super expensive and no guarantee of goals, look how much was spent on Hojlund, Nunez, Mudryk, Sterling…for barely any goals, and not more than we are currently getting

    and before someone says it, there is only one Haarland on the planet and he ain’t joining us

  6. We can move Havertz to CF ,what we really need are ball carriers like Rice,
    Trossard is one but we need one more to replace Partey, Onana would have been great but he’s not technical.

    1. Thank God it isn’t upto you to decide, Nketiah is versatile, he can’t bully CBs,

      IMO, Nketiah, Smith-rowe and Partey should be sold.

  7. Maybe invest in a young striker 19-21 years old for additional backup and for the future. As games get thicker and more intense, 3 strikers would suit for an elite club. Or perhaps a gem from the academy.

  8. Surely we need to invest in a new striker. Toney is available but Brenford is asking 80 mn, so I dont know whether Arsenal will go for him. There are other strikers available in Europe but to get into the later rounds of the CL and compete for the PL title we do need a top level striker.

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