Assuming that you agree with Thierry Henry on what Arsenal need to do to improve on this season and bring that longed for Premier League title back to north London, you will be wanting Arsene Wenger to use the summer transfer window to make a few key signings.
Henry thinks the Gunners need to sign four quality players in the summer; a keeper, a centre back, a holding midfielder and a centre forward and it is the last of those positions I want to look at. Not being all that aware of what is going on in South America I am going to have to focus on the striker´s that could be available in Europe and I am going to assume that Wenger is going to keep the same sort of system so we are looking at players to lead the line rather than second strikers or nippy goal poachers.
Edinson Cavani is the first name that springs to mind and according to rumours he will probably be leaving PSG this year, but I am not convinced that he is any improvement on Giroud. He did score a lot more goals with Napoli but Serie A is weaker than the Premier League. The Uruguayan is the same age as Giroud but you could still expect a good three years from him, although I am not sure if we should spend £50 million without a guarantee of an improvement on what we have.
There is Karim Benzema os course but unless Real Madrid sign a new centre forward, and even if they do, I am not sure we would be able to get the Frenchman. There is also his former team mate Gonzalo Higuain who looks set to leave Napoli and Wenger was reported to be on the verge of signing him before.
We have also been linked with players like Jackson Martinez, Mario Mandzukic and many more but for me they would not give us any more, and probably not as much, as our Frenchman. I do like the young Spaniard Alvaro Morata, now at Juventus and the Dutch striker Bas Dost is doing fantastic things at Wolfsburg. However, the one name that really stands out for me is young Harry Kane but it would be an expensive nightmare getting Spurs to sell.
So just who can Arsenal sign to improve on Giroud?