Should Arsenal Sign A Striker In January? And If So, Who?

There’s no doubt that Arsenal were second best yesterday but there are ration reasons why this was the case. We had a tough run in with Chelsea, Liverpool, Dortmund and United and Olivier Giroud has been leading the line pretty much single-handedly. So it wasn’t a huge surprise that he struggles now and then.

Manchester United looked like a team that had done their homework and they basically bullied Giroud out of the game with their physical approach. More often than not, he would come out of 50-50 challenges holding his face as if he’d been hit there. That’s not a slight on the way Manchester United played, they targeted Giroud as a threat and dealt with it well.

The problem is with Podolski injured, Giroud is the only recognised striker. And even then, it could be argued that Podolski is more of a wide player than a typical centre forward. So we have a problem.

It is not unreasonable to think that Giroud could get injured, or at the very least will need a rest. We have been relying on him far too much so what will Arsene Wenger do? Will he fight on with the same squad or dip into the transfer market yet again and bring in a striker?

Because I don’t care how you look at it, Nicklas Bendtner is a joke and can’t even be considered to be a realistic option. I bet the Manchester United fans laughed when Arsene brought him on yesterday.

So the January Transfer window could be an important time in our season. We have a solid and settled back five, our midfield options are plentiful even with injuries to Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby, but up front is where we are light.

So who are our realistic options?

Robert Lewandowski is someone who I’ve wondered about, but last week he came out and told potential clubs not to bother getting in touch as his decision was now made up and he would announce it next summer. It doesn’t take too much guessing to figure out that he will be staying in Germany.

So who else is there? If we focus on the Premier League then we could always rekindle our love affair with Luis Suarez. But there’s more chance of Bendtner playing for Real Madrid next season.

We have Christian Benteke, who has proven to be able to score goals at this level and impose himself on games. Other names that have been bandied around are Benzema, Remy, Llorente, Hernandez and Michu amongst others.

So what should we do? Stick or twist?


9 thoughts on “Should Arsenal Sign A Striker In January? And If So, Who?

  1. they should not gave the money to wenger board should use the money to sign diego costa of atletico madrid because if they gave the money to wenger he will use it to sign benzima and he is not the type of player we need as at this moment we need a player like DIEGO COSTA of atletico madrid or lenwandolski and wenger should not keep bentner and vermaelin because vamaelin cost us the match we lost against man u yesterday .vamaelin and bentner are badlock for arsenal all the match the play this season we lost it so that they should not play for arsenal fc again and they should sell them in january.all the money they rase from their sale they should use it to sign DIEGO COSTA/LENWANDOLSKI AND A difender.arsenal need a very experience and very harp striker like DIEGO COSTA OR LENWANDOLSKI

  2. Arsenal need wingers to run the ball past defenders. Our curent system looks unconfortable, we plays with mildfielders who knows only to pass the ball around, but they can’t run or shoot, no pressure to the final third, we depends on the fullback to run the ball foward and they sometime afraid to do so avoiding creating holes to their own defensive positions. With ths reason, Ozil employ most of his time outward where he is not much effective. The best player we have with our current playing style is Walcot, he can make Ozil to stick in the midle and pick up final balls. YES we need a world class striker for me is Lewandowiski because Giroud is not, but I think before we discuss who to buy in january, wenger need to start with the available winger, Gnabry could be our only option, he must start games while waiting for Walcot, Chambo and Podoski.

  3. Diego Costa and Robert Lewandoski. One of these will be a perfect strike for Arsenal. I hope Wenger will not relent on them.

    • Funny alot of u fickle fans were saying diego costa sucks couple months back. Now that he has found some form all of a sudden he’s a worldbeater FAKE glory hunting fans…..!!!

  4. Not benzema or ba.
    Suarez would be the one to make us Super Gunner’s,
    But Hernandez would be a more realistic purchase.

  5. Diego Costa would be a perfect match. But we are in a desperat need for a new central defender mr. Vermalen is not nearly good enough.

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