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?