Gallas says Arsenal is not Manchester City and they need to sign a top striker

Former Arsenal defender, William Gallas, has urged his former club to sign a striker that can score around 20 goals per season.

The Gunners have overhauled their playing squad in the last two transfer windows, but most of their action has been offloading deadwood.

However, they also need to add some new names to the group, especially in attack.

Despite losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the last transfer window, the Gunners could still release Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette in the summer.

These attackers need to be replaced, and that should happen in the summer.

Manchester City remains a dominant force in English football despite lacking a recognised striker, but Gallas says Arsenal cannot emulate them.

The Frenchman said in an interview with Bet365: “I just want to see them sign a striker who can score at least 20 goals a season and that’s not easy to find, but for a striker, that’s the standards of what we expect at a club of Arsenal’s stature. 

“For teams like Man City, the way they play they don’t need an out and out striker. All of their team can score.

“But for Arsenal they need a good, solid striker who can score a minimum of 20 goals a season.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Arsenal needs a new striker before the start of next season.

Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Lacazette cannot guarantee enough goals to help us reach our targets.

If that doesn’t change, we would become yet another club that continues to struggle to break inside the top four.

However, considering how Stan Kroenke has splashed the cash on several players recently, it is almost certain that we will get a striker in the summer.

Tags William Gallas


  1. spot on WG…regardless of your opinion on this former player, it’s hard to argue with his take on the matter

  2. We need two! I don’t think we can afford to splash big on both given we also need two midfielders and back up rightback too. So we need to be creative. Buy one of the following to be first choice;
    Brodja £30-40m
    Osimehn £60-70m
    Calvert Lewin £50-60m
    David £45m

    Then make an enticing offer to Origi who is believed to be available on a free transfer this summer a good financial package with the premise he has every opportunity to be a starter for us despite really wanting him as a great backup striker option.

  3. Galas is right on the point. We need a top quality striker to take us through an entire season. I think either Jonathan David or DCL would be great although there are others who are equally good. But we need a striker for sure.

  4. osimhen and broja will do just fine for squad depht incase of unfortunate events such as injury,suspension and covid,think both will cost around 100 million pound then remaining 100 million on for tielemans,phillips and spence after xhaka,cedric and bellerin might have been sold.then it’s safe to say we are good to challenge for tittles if not winning tittles.

  5. With Saliba in the team..B White can play RB….Arsenal don’t need another defender…….The rest of this season I hope Arteta gives the youngsters a chance in midfield…Arsenal definitely need two more up front…..!

  6. If everyone, mostly, the attackers can contribute their own quota of goals, we may not need a “striker figure.”

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors
JustArsenal Top Ten UK Blogs