After the promising first half of the season from Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud has turned into something of a nightmare for him and for the team’s chances of winning a trophy this season, a top class striker is sure to be on the minds of most Arsenal fans during the summer and hopefully top of the transfer wish list of Arsene Wenger.
With the Frenchman always talking about the lack of top strikers available, he will have been interested in the comments from the Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski reported by the Daily Mail this week, after the prolific 27-year old talked up a possible move to the Premier League. But as well as hinting at a desire to play in the EPL, Lewandowski made it clear that any club he joined would have to be in with a real chance of major trophy success.
The Pole said, ‘Maybe I’ll play in England or Spain one day.
‘But, if I committed to pursuing my career in Munich, it’s because I considered it the ideal club at which to move up a level and to win more trophies.
‘The fact that every season they reach at least the semi-finals of the Champions League impressed me.
‘Apart from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, what other teams can brag about such consistency?
‘I don’t know what my future will look like but at the moment I’m very happy at Bayern.’
Although this is not exactly a come and get me plea from the striker it does open up the possibility of a transfer to Arsenal, if Wenger could convince him that it was a good move for him. One advantage there is that we already have the best creator in the world in Mesut Ozil to feed him ammunition.
But it is clear that the prof would need to show Lewandowski that the Gunners could win things and to do that he would have to make at least a couple of big name signings before going for the forward. Which new signings do you think would convince the Bayern star that Arsenal was a good option?