Poll: Which attacker should Arsenal splash out on this summer?

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are strongly linked with the exit door this summer, and with a mass rehaul of the squad also touted, at least one big signing should arrive.

A striker that can make up for the loss of Alexis will be needed if we are to challenge for the Champions League places or even the Premier League title, and speculation is already rife linking us with a whole host of attackers.

Andrea Belotti is a relatively new name linked with the big sides, but his season in Italy has been remarkable, and I’m excited about his potential. The 23 year-old has scored 27 goals in his 34 outings this term, including goals against all the big sides in the league. He would be deemed a risk after only one strong season, but for me there is no chance that he will be going backwards in the near future. He won’t come cheaply however.

Alexandre Lacazette has proved to be amazingly consistent in the Ligue 1 in recent years, scoring over 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons. He has 24 goals in 27 outings in the league, as well as seven goals in other competitions, and he should be able to settle in the Premier League without much issue.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is another name constantly linked with a switch to the Emirates, and he has supposedly told the club he wishes to leave. He has shared the central role with Alvaro Morata this term, and a striker of his capabilities could be looking to leave in order to play more regularly, as well as seek one final pay-day, having turned 29 in December.

One of Benzema or Morata will likely leave this summer, and while the Spaniard has outscored his team-mate this campaign, he is still regularly overlooked to start. He joined Juventus previously and enjoyed first-team football, and may well push to be made first-choice or sold ahead of the new campaign.

The Premier League’s current top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku has proved to be deadly in front of goal this term, but some people still question his ability. He will command a hefty fee, but the Belgian has admitted a keenness to play for a bigger club, and he could be looked at to lead the line for many years to come.

Which one do you think we should go all-out for this summer?

Who should Arsenal splash out on this summer?

  • Romelu Lukaku (32%, 316 Votes)
  • Alexandre Lacazette (28%, 274 Votes)
  • Andrea Belotti (20%, 198 Votes)
  • Alvaro Morata (14%, 137 Votes)
  • Karim Benzema (6%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 988

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Tags Arsenal Belotti Benzema lacazette Lukaku Morata


  1. If we don’t replace Wenger and keep Alexis, I don’t see any ‘serious minded’ striker joining us.

  2. If Wenger is still the manager next season, better get Lukaku, because Wenger will ask the next season’s goalkeeper to quickly kick the ball directly to the striker. So if Arsenal keep playing with this level of football, we had better get a new tall target man.

    But if someone like Simeone, Jardim, Enrique or Pochettino will manage Arsenal next season, better get a skillful forward that is able to possess and dribble the ball well, like Lacazette. Because these managers will try to build the attack from the back. Benzema is old, so he shouldn’t be the target, unless he is available under ten millions.

  3. we may need two of them since im quite confident Giroud will be gone if we get the right offer, 20m+ for a 30 year old who is a plan b striker, i’d take that. Welbeck would be a good plan b except for the fact he cant seem to stay fit, lukaku is the best option since he is proven in the premiership, although any of those would be quality, Benzema would command too big a transfer fee for his age though

  4. Whoever is best on the wing because that’s where they will be playing under Wenger.

    With a new manager, I would take Lukaku, Lacazette or Belotti.

    In reality, none of these players will come to Arsenal and Wenger will remain.

  5. None of them. Not important til Wenger is gone.

    I bet, if any of them had the choice they would not choose Arsenal under Wenger especially in the case of Lacazzette who is looking for a step up (not down)

    1. Lacajett is just another dross at 40m minimun price fee, and will add another expensive wages to our dross that will be hard to be offloaded due to his mindboggling salary.

      1. Yeah, expensive wages paying Theo 120k per week. This is our state right now.Almost at the same level as ozil and alexis. i wonder how many t-shirts theo sale v those two guys? Money spend in big players get back in merchandising my dear friends. Of course, if you have LeCoq or Debuchy then there is no chance to sell big. Madrid and Barca can pay the big bucks cos they double the money through merchandising and Tv rights from Messi and Ronaldo so why not show some ambition once and for all and go BIG? Get 3 more top WC players and the revenue created will cover the expensive wages. Look at PSG for instance. there is a rumour Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will be in PSG shirt next season and already there is a record demand even though it is just a rumour. go and get Mbappe – Bernardo Silva to replace Santi and bakayoko from monaco. You will be spending at lest 150 millions but can you imagine pre season in Austraila with the Big guns? we are talking 1000000000 money and also a competitive team.

        1. It’s all very well saying go out and get these players (Aubameyang etc) but the truth is that we are not a top draw any more, given the chance why would these players sign for us when the likes of Barca, Madrid, Munich etc come calling. That’s what the last few seasons of mediocrity does.

  6. I prefer a complete striker like belotti, lukaku, and morata to lacazette or griezmann because they are fast, have good movement and positioning, can head the ball, and they are strong as well. If i was to buy a striker, i would go for belotti, looking at his stats for this season, he has scored a good amount of goals with both feet and head and he has a high workrate. He has been the most complete striker in europe this season but he will cost 80 million pounds due to his release clause, will wenger pay that. My wish is to buy belotti, carvalho for dm, isco for cm and a direct winger like douglas costa as he has not been starting for bayern. But this is just me, there is a man who would never have the motivation or determination to try these types of deals because we are a small club in his mind. Wenger out!!

  7. Depends if Alexis stays and which position he plays

    If Alexis is our CF then get a winger
    If Alexis is our

    Alexis has proved he is a 20+ goal scorer if he stays up front.

    Alexis has 19 goals and 9 assists (more assists than any of the premier leagues top scorers)

    Alexis would be up there with Lukaku if Wenger had kept him up front

    Damn Wenger annoys me
    Wenger Out pleeeeeeeeeease

  8. Belloti all day to me.

    But with their all inflated market rate today, do you honestly believe arsene will splash 50 to 80m for a striker. Even mbappe price tag skyrockets to 100m pounds now.

    Keep dreaming boys.

  9. We have not had a 20+ goal striker at AFC since RVP left and the manager found 1 this year and as soon as he started scoring goals for fun he puts him back out on the left. I don’t understand this bloke Wenger how far he has fallen from the manager he used to be. I loved him I worshiped the man 10 years ago and had unwavering faith in him. However he has lost the plot he is either on drugs or the old man has started to get dementia. Please get out off our club just go you can’t take us any further.

    1. Oh yeah Belloti all day for me. He is amazing. Lacazette is good but 11 of his 24 ligue 1 goals are penalties. Watch all his goals on YouTube and count the amount off penalties.

  10. I’d like 2 and one of each type.
    I don’t think we’ll stand a chance with our 1st choose targets due to EL only.
    I’d plump for the height and strength of Anthony Modeste and also buy chicarito.

    I’d also love us to consider several Napoli players such as Mertens, hamsik,(never will leave Napoli and is their captain) Calleon and insigne.
    The Napoli players look like the arsenal of old when on it!

  11. I watched Belotti the other day and he’s a menace and a beast a bit Costa like.
    He scored a hatrick – left foot, right foot and head, love it.

  12. What we want and what we gonna get are a trillion miles apart ??
    And for argument sakes, I voted for Lukaku ?

  13. It doesn’t matter which world class striker you bring in. If he doesn’t have good players around him he won’t perform to his ability.

    1. Sadly so true.

      Another 2 years of same old shit and we probably will get another giroud alike signing.

  14. The debate of which striker we should sign is pointless until we find out who is going to be in charge of the team.

  15. From that list I’d go for Belotti, he’s at a mid table club in a league that has the most stubborn defences and he’s killing it. The boy is class, he has smarts not just finishing.

    But if it were up to me I’d say right, Alexis wants to go and we can get 60m abroad for him rather than seeing him at Chelsea the following season. I’d take that 60 and I’d add the other 30 or 40 to get Mbappe, and if possible I’d ask Henry and Begkamp to work with him from time.

    Selling Chambers, Welbeck, Ramsey, Wilshere, Gibbs, Coquelin, Giroud, any two of them would prob cover the Mbappe spend and change. Then we still have some more players to sell, Jenkinson, Debuchy, Akpom, Ospina, Sanogo etc. That would give us a top striker and something over 200m still to spend on couple wingers, second striker, CB, two for CM. I think it’s doable.

  16. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang with Alexis up front would be the deadliest and paciest pair in the EPL fellas. Go and Get Silva to long replacement for Santi.. Hard top DM and LB to replace Gibbs. yes gibbs as he’s been i Arsenal for an eternity and never improved. nacho can be a good back up and bring experience until the new LB mature. 4 key players needed to lift this waterfall but mostly we need new captain for the Crew. I would like Allegri but because Wenger has takne so long to make his decision then Jardim or Sampaoli.If Wenger remains and we do not even get Europa league then there will be a massive revolt never seen in London.

  17. You left Mario Balotelli out of your list, Last year Balotelli was Arsenal best option on a free transfer base on style of play, age and premier league experience. But unfortunately, Mr wenger went for Lucas Perez who has no aerial game and lacks balance and strength to hold up the ball, he also does not take enough touches of the ball and appears slow in the Premier league.

    From your list Morata and Lukaku is too expensive, Lacazette has no aerial ability, Benzema has clearly pass his best and Belotti is simply not good enough. Any of these signing would damage Arsenal financially and their style of football on the pitch. I personally believe Balotelli still remains Arsenal best option he got the game Arsenal need.

  18. I don’t think any ambitious footballer will join a club whose owner openly said he is not interested in trophies. He literally told them, please stay away from my club with your horrible high wage demands and footballing ambitions.
    Don’t get overly excited guys. We were lucky to score Ozil and Sanchez, and that only happened thanks to Ivan’s lies about having ambition to compete with the likes of Bayern.
    Now that Satan K openly said where he wants to keep our precious club, don’t ever expect anyone with a glimmer of footballing ambition to even consider joining Arsenal, especially the ones in this post.
    All we can hope for is that Arsenal signs promising youngsters like Bellerin, that will bugger off as soon as they turn 25.

  19. You know you have descended far down the ladder of football clubs if you can only speculate on what it would be like to have a Belotti all the while knowing full well he will go to a big club. There was a time we had more reason to believe we could actually attract that type of player. Now we know there is absolutely zero chance any of these strikers will want to come play for Arsenal and an even smaller chance that Arsenal would want to pay what’s needed.

    The closest Arsenal will come to a top striker is Wenger going to Mbappe’s house when Mbappe is out of contract at Monaco. Needless to say even an out of contract Mbappe last summer could not be convinced by Mr. Wenger to come to Arsenal. Why would any of the strikers on the list above who have all proven for more than one season what they can do. Best we can hope for is catch the 30 year old reject of a top club on his way to retirement with perhaps one good year left in him.

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