Which players remain Arsenal striker targets?
Now the Arsenal fans can be content that we have an official answer from Jamie Vardy, in that he will be rejecting Arsenal this summer in preference to remain at Leicester City, Arsenal must now turn their attention elsewhere, with many other potential strikers on Arsene Wenger’s wanted list.
Let’s run through some of the strikers that could be possible transfer targets for Arsenal in the strikers department this summer:
Firstly we should look at Alvaro Morata. Morata who was formerly of Juventus, has been the most linked striker with Arsenal this summer. But the Spanish international has had a buy back clause in his contract exercised by Real Madrid, so he will now be returning to the Spanish capital. This doesn’t end all hope for Arsenal when it comes to Morata however, as Madrid reportedly want to sell the young player on again, in order to make some profit (not that they need to fundraise). Morata is not a wanted man by all Arsenal fans, with many keen to point out that he struggles to be consistent over the course of the season and that he also isn’t currently the 20+ goals a season striker that we are in need of. Pair this with his extortionate transfer fee and I can see why many Gooners wouldn’t want the club to sign Morata this summer.
Next up is Romelu Lukaku, the Everton striker who is desperate for a move away from Merseyside this summer. Lukaku has publicly announced his desire to move to a bigger club and so if Arsenal were to come calling, he could sign for the Gunners. We all know about Lukaku’s qualities on the ball and his experience in the Premier League would be a valuable asset to Arsenal over the other strikers we are linked with. There are however concerns about his attitude and the real issue Arsenal have here is that there is plenty of competition for the Belgian and at such a commanding transfer fee, (likely to be £50m+) I think the Gunners may be priced out of the market.
A fan favourite to sign for Arsenal is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is a wanted man by a number of top European clubs this summer, including Manchester City and Atletico Madrid. Arsenal will certainly have to fight hard to get Aubameyang, if they truly want to sign him this summer and it’ll come with some cost. With a deal likely to be in the figures of £60m+, I think Arsenal may be priced out of the market because of Wenger’s spending habits, but you really do never know with Le Prof.
Another player with a little uncertainty about him is Vincent Janssen, the striker leading the pack in the Dutch league. Spurs recently had their initial bid turned down for Janssen, but it seems that he does want to leave AZ ALKMAAR and that the club won’t get in his way if the right offer comes in. He’s been scoring goals for fun in the Dutch league and he would be the cheapest of the bunch, but is he the quality that we are looking for? Do we need to look for a player with more experience on the highest levels of European football? I expect to hear plenty more from this one as the season edges closer.
So there you have it, four potential strikers that could be signing for the Gunners this summer and amazingly not a single one of them was Gonzalo Higuain or Karim Benzema…oh how times change. Let’s see which one, if any, Arsene Wenger goes for, or could he go down the route of converting a player like Julien Draxler?
Islam Slimali is the latest name to be added to our list of targets. 27 goals in portugal league and £24m price tag. He’s 28yrs though.
The probable prices:
Higuain: 60 mil
Lewandowski: 80 mil
Aubameyang: 60 mil
Lukaku: 50 mil
Morata: 60 mil
Benzema: 60 mil
Lacazette: 35 mil
I really think that all of them have severely inflated prices atm due to lack of quality strikers available. I guess the safest and affordable bet would be Lukaku as he is PL proven, although inconsistent slightly, but he is young and has room and time for improvement.
Although i highly doubt AW will spend 50 mil on one player already spent good cash to get Xhaka and the dire need of a CB also looming upon us. So i think he will probably by 2 players for 50 mil. Hence, maybe Lacazette and a decent CB like Benatia.
Hahaha ? No mention of Benzema, which probably means that Wenger will sign him, this time around lol ?
Just kidding ?… and like most fans, I wouldn’t want him at Arsenal, either.
I don’t understand this Lukaku rumour, he has supposedly agreed terms with Arsenal, yet we haven’t even made an offer for him…. isn’t that a case of tapping up?
What? ? is Wenger looking for a transfer ban or something? ?? How low can one stoop to avoid spending money! ? ? ?
How many thinks Wenger would have gotten Vardy if he has gone for him in his usual deadline market??lol…vardy won’t have time to think and before he knows it he is in N.london..that’s on a lighter mood..
Now,most of the strikers we want are all expensive old players,talk of:
Only ibra is free but his wage and ego???
The young ones;
Janssen:?? Early twenties
The first 3 are not realistic for reasons we all know…
Among the rest, Lukaku will have a seamless transtion to Arsenal,
He is Welbeck and Giroud combined…physical presence,decent pace,aggresive,powerful,strong,self-confident and a goalscorer..
Proven in EPL and we surely develop other areas within 3months under Wenger…right now,he is IMO,our best bet!
Aubameyang AND Lewandowski
Although this team would be SICK, but very unrealistic!
There is a very thin line between stubbornness and stupidity. Monsieur Wenger might be stubborn, but he is not stupid. He knows that he will be a sitting duck for targeted fans’ anger if he doesn’t sign a great striker and things turn sour during the campaign. What will be his excuse this time? No, Arsene is not stupid. I know a good striker will arrive, only I don’t know who.
Personally, Id prefer Icardi to Lukaku.
Icardi came up through the La Masia academy, which means it’s fair to say his ball control might be at a very decent level. He scored a similar amount to Lukaku last season, but the one before, he finished golden boot with 22 goals. He’s young, the same age as Lukaku. The Italian league is different to the prem, defensively speaking, it’s no cake walk though. But there is a clash of styles. The prem is end to end, Italian is a bit more controlled, more tactical.
It might take Icardi more time, he’d have to adapt, whereas Lukaku already knows prem. In the long run I think Icardi could turn out to be the better of the two. Lukaku’s ball control is never gonna dramatically improve all of a sudden. We were curious on Vardy whether he could adapt. An Arsenal striker needs a first touch simply because every ball is not gonna be played into space. The end to end nature of the prem, Id like to see how Icardi might work out with this style of football. He might be worth a shot.
LUKAKU, i have said it from season end that Lukaku should be who we buy for the silly money, all he needs is a change of gears. Getting Lukaku is a problem , because we do not seem to do business with his agent, he seem to only care about the money
As usual wenger will buy a CB and not a striker. as always he will say the club tried its best to sign a striker but none with quality available for the right price!!!!