Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for the next nine months following the knee injury he picked up at the weekend, and Arsenal will surely have to sign one or two new strikers to cover for him.
We have been linked with a number of options, and while some of appear a little far-fetched, the possibility still remains.
Alvaro Morata has refused to rule out an exit from Juventus this summer, and the Italian champions have a number of strikers vying for first-team football. The Spaniard actually started less matches than both Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, and could be willing to leave. Real Madrid are tipped to activate his buy-back clause, but there are also unrealistic reports that they will do so in order to sell him on for a profit. Chances of signing 6/10
Fellow Spanish international Paco Alcacer has also been linked with Arsenal previously, and at 22 years-of age, looks an exciting player for the future. The Valencia star has scored over 10 league goals in his last two seasons, and would no doubt be provided with many more opportunities in front of goal with our club. He is under contract until 2020, and appears keen to stay on with his club, but people can be swayed by money and the Premier League is an exciting option for him. Chances 4/10
One Premier League striker who is linked with a move to the Emirates is Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. Despite him joining LFC in the same season as Giroud, he has much less league goals than our equivalent, simply because he is never fit. Our club hardly has a record of keeping our players fit, and this makes 0 sense to me whatsoever. Likelihood 0.5/10
One player who we are ALWAYS being linked with is Karim Benzema, and with his off-the-field antics currently forcing him to miss the European Championship, his club could also be set to cash-in. They would of course need to find a replacement before allowing him to leave, and we would likely have to fight Manchester United for his signature, but I think this could be our best shot at signing him from the Spanish giants. Chances 8/10
One player who was snubbed by his international boss for the upcoming Euro 2016 is Alexandre Lacazette. The 24 year-old has scored over 20 goals in consecutive seasons for Lyon, and we all know that Arsene loves a French goalscorer. The striker has talked up a move this summer, citing interest from PL sides, and he also looks likely to be available this summer. I find it strange that he has been overlooked by Didier Deschamps, especially with Gignac favoured, as well as the out-of-sorts Olivier Giroud ahead of him. Chances 9/10
Who would you rather see join our ranks?