The 25-year-old, Kostas Mitroglou has been banging in goals for his Greek side of Olympiakos this season, having already scored 21 goals in all competitions so far. He has also scored four hat tricks this season, including one in the Champions League away to Anderlecht.
Mitroglou has been with Olympiakos since he signed in the 2007-08 season, and he has helped the club capture the league title as well as the domestic cup three times each.
He scored 20 goals in all competitions last season including 11 in the league to help Olympiakos, who face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League this year, reclaim the league title. Although 20 goals in all competitions is a fair return, Mitroglou was mainly used as a substitute and has reaped the benefits of starting games this season.
In just 10 league appearances, he has scored 14 goals to attract the attention of Premier League sides Liverpool and Arsenal. According to Metro, Arsenal have joined long-term admirers Liverpool to try to snap up Mitroglou from Olympiakos.
Liverpool were linked with the Greece international in the summer but no move materialized. Brendan Rodgers is a known admirer of the forward, and he could make a bid for him in January. Daniel Sturridge is out until February and summer signing Iago Aspas has proved to be a disappointment so far.
Luis Suarez is spearheading the Red’s attack but Rodgers will need more depth if he wants to maintain his challenge for the title. Liverpool are in 1st position in the table – tied on 36 points with Arsenal but ahead on goal difference.
Arsenal are looking to beef up their own attacking potential as Olivier Giroud has been almost handed the sole responsibility of leading the line. Although Lukas Podolski is back from injury, Wenger would look to add another goal poacher in order to sustain their title challenge until the end of the season.
The report suggests that the goal machine could be available for £8 million in January. Do you think Mitroglou could be a useful option for the Gunners?