Which striker should Arsenal sign this summer?

Arsenal are being linked with both Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti at present, but which would be better for Arsenal?

Former Gunner Paul Mariner has spoken highly of the Italian, who is currently in a amazing run of form in front of goal scoring 15 goals in his 20 Torino appearances thus far, including the opening goal in last night’s 2-1 loss to AC Milan.

Mariner said: “I like him.

“He’s 6ft 1, plays in the national team, only 23 years old, a fantastic age. I like this.

“I don’t know if it’ll happen in January but I wouldn’t mind seeing that.”

His club is adamant that he will not be sold this window, although his club also claimed that we had launched a bid in excess of £50 Million for his signature, so Torino’s supposed claims are hard to believe…

Alvaro Morata is also being linked with a potential switch to the Emirates, with a summer deal supposedly possible. Arsenal were very strongly linked with his capture last summer, and with Real Madrid using him as a back-up to Karim Benzema at present, Morata may well be eager to force a move away from the club.

The Spaniard left Real to join Juventus in 2014 and clocked up 93 appearances in all competitions before having his buy-back clause triggered and returned to his former club.

Morata has since been chosen to start only 10 matches in all competitions, and unless there is a change in his opportunities, he will likely be very unhappy with his situation.

Arsenal currently have Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez and Alexis Sanchez vying for a place up front, but we are still eagerly awaiting a top striker to come in and lead the line.

Should Arsenal sign the red-hot Italian this summer, or the big-match player Morata?

Pat J

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  1. We would need to sell players in order to accommodate a new striker, which I am fine with, just don’t see that happening though.

  2. Niether will happen, Cant see Wenger OR the board spending too much this summer its one year on one year off with these guys and though half the players they brought in this year were dross they still spent quiey a lot…for Arsenal at any rate

  3. We have Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck, Lucas, Akpom, Sanogo for CF
    On wings we have Alexis, Walcott, Ox, Lucas, Welbeck, Campbell, Iwobi and Ramsey (Wenger uses him on right sometimes)

    We have too many forwards, which will be Wenger’s excuse. But only Alexis is WC in my opinion. Ideally we need two more but I would settle for one more.

    I would sell Campbell, Sanogo, Ramsey (prefer Wilshere) and either Theo or Ox to fund a WC forward. Loan Akpom

    Top forwards include, Aubemeyang, Rodriguez, Lewandowski, Reus, Greizmann,

    1. Rodriguez is not a forward, he is similar to Ozil and I dont want him.
      Aubemeyang and Lewa are real strikers and something we need, Alexis is better on the wing.

      1. I will disagree about Alexis being better on the wings.
        He has brought a lot more goals to Arsenal then just scoring himself.

        Last season he made 11 assists in total?

        This season he has already made 13 assists from a CF role.

        So far, playing a CF for this season, he has made more assists and scored only TWO goals less than the whole of last season.

        This makes me believe Arsenal need a top left sided attacker to compliment Alexis, Theo (when fit) was scoring goals and Alexis helped a lot with his movement and passing to create the chances for Theo.

        Maybe some people think Alexis is better on the left because we have no consistent talent to play on that side?
        But would that be “better for Arsenal if Alexis played on the left” rather than “Alexis is better on the left”?

        Reus now comes to mind…
        A real goalscoring threat that can play on the left and has the attributes to play as a CF when Alexis drops deep or moves into the left channel…

  4. I prefer the Italian. But I don’t think the professor would buy any one.He is the stubborn one. We have missed so many good players in recent years, such as Kant, Costa,Marhrez, Suarez,De Bruyne,Coutino and Azar, etc . I have been losing my faith for Arsene. He is indulging in his old ideas. Don’t want to spend even one more penny if he believes that it is beyond its own value. I admit he is a economics professor, but we need a boss rather than a professor. He forgot the added value of the players. The best players and the champions could make more money to the club. A club with enough money and many champions must be more attractive to the best players and the fans. Sometimes spending more money means getting more money. That’s Geometric approach to growth rather than a linear growth. He is a little bit out of date. And take a look at his team,we lack the hardness and the ambition . We just have two mad dogs, Sanchez and Coquelin. Don’t expect Giroud,Ozil, Ramsey, Walcot ,Elneny and Iwobi could get the ball back, they all are not strong enough and a little bit of soft. We need some “dirty” and bloody guys to fix the balance.

  5. Other from junior players coming in i do not see Wenger making a move for anyone, much less a forward, I do believe we need a creative midfielder, one with some amount of experience, to help dictate our play, although ozil is a great player i am not amused by his moods determining arsenal play, he made a recent comment about it was the team that caused him to play so badly against Mancity and everton, when it is he who should be motivating the team to play better by showing a never give up attitude, even when things are going bad.
    let me get back to the point before wondering off, i think we actually have to sell some players in order to bring in anyone, which looks rather bleak, if wenger actually sells debuchy and jenkinson which i think he wants to do, i think he has someone in mind he wants to bring in, but lets see we have at most 3 weeks to go

  6. This theme of this article suggests that it is a ‘slow news day’ but anyway, Morata is so overrated and I’m extremely pleased that we not bought him in the past. Belotti on the other hand looks like there is potential there. But to reiterate, I think with the number of strikers we have at the moment (not forgetting Takuma Asano), it would be extremely unlikely that we would bring in another striker without any of the present strikers leaving.

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