Arsenal’s acquisition plans for this summer’s transfer market are disarray, after the latest news coming out of the international friendlies suggesting Luis Suarez has decided to stay put at Liverpool for at least another season because of the affection shown by fans; where do Arsenal go from here?
We have a look at some of the alternate strikers that could fill the boots at Arsenal.
- Robert Lewandowski
The Poland international striker’s proposed move to Bayern Munich was blocked by his current club Borussia Dortmund, as it would only strengthen a rival in the very own league their contest. The reported fee asked by Dortmund is in the region of £30 million, which could be enough to convince the club of letting the player leave.
- Edin Dzeko
Dzeko has undoubtedly been a fan favorite at the Etihad Stadium, but the same cannot be said about former manager Roberto Mancini, who constantly placed the striker on the bench, leading to the player growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of matches. A bid could be accepted by City, especially having bought the likes of Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.
With sufficient Barclays Premier League experience, Michu could be the perfect striker for Wenger, who has always been a fan of tall strikers with finishing ability. The Spaniard is looking for a place in the national side, and good performances this season could get him a place on the plane to Brazil next year.
- Samuel Eto’o
The highest earning player in the history of the game, Eto’o is now available at a bargain price by Anzhi Makhachkala, who are looking to ease the heavy load off the wage bill.
- Fabio Quagliarella
The 30-year old has not found a regular starting place at Juventus, and could get the chance to prove his credentials for the Italian national side at the Emirates Stadium.
- Alexis Sanchez
The Barcelona attacker will face trouble competing against Neymar for a starting spot, and Arsenal could give him the required first team experience.