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Arsenal Target Struggling Spanish Striker

Arsenal Target Struggling Spanish Striker

According to Yahoo! Eurosport, Arsene Wenger is looking to take advantage of Juventus’ forward Fernando Llorente’s poor start to his stint with the Italian giants, and is considering a loan move for the Spanish striker who was touted as one of the most promising strikers in Europe.

Wenger will be a delighted manager at the sight of the league table, especially after the first game of the Barclays Premier League campaign which saw them lose at home to Aston Villa. The tide has turned in Wenger’s favor and how – Arsenal have won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions, a stat that would please every supporter. The summer was one which brought a string of lows to start off with, but ended with a bang, as the club finally opened its coffers to allow Wenger to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. The German international has been a positive influence on the side, and has orchestrated their ten game winning run. Experts believe Ozil has formed the final piece of the midfield jigsaw that was needed for the club to succeed in all spheres. However, even the signing of Ozil will not be able to fill the void of an additional striker.

Having offloaded players like Gervinho, Andrey Arshavin and Marouane Chamakh from the squad, Wenger is now completely dependent on the services of Olivier Giroud. Even though the Frenchman has began the season in scintillating form, scoring nearly a goal a match, the manager will be well aware of the heavy fixture schedule, as winter approaches. As seen in the game against West Bromwich Albion in the last round of League fixtures, the only backup available to Wenger is Nicklas Bendtner, a player who tried his best to find a move away from the Emirates Stadium during the window.


Llorente has played 262 matches for Athletic Bilbao, scoring 85 goals, before making the move to Juventus. The 28-year old has played just 4 matches for the club so far, and could be a target for Wenger as potential loan signing, which could be made permanent in the future.

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