With Gervinho expected to sign for Arsenal this week, The Mirror is reporting that Arsene Wenger still wants to add another striker to the squad this summer and Wolves’ Irish international Kevin Doyle is the reported target.
At first thought, Doyle may not be the big name signing we wants at Arsenal that may convince the current players to stay but looking at it closely, Doyle could just be the kind of striker we need at Arsenal to bang in the goals for us when he is called upon to do so.
Doyle may not start straight away in the first team if Van Persie and Gervinho are fit and on form, but what we have lacked over the years is a quality striker who is able to come off the bench and score goals for us. Doyle may just be the right man. What I like about Doyle is that he already has Premier League experience so we will not need to wait for him the settle into the league.
The fact that Doyle is British is also a positive as we have not had many British players in our squad of late and it would be nice getting a couple more of them in especially if we add Gary Cahill to the squad this summer.
As with any transfer at Arsenal, the critical thing is the money. The reported £12million is a lot of money to spend but that is the going rate for British players in the Premier League now, you have to pay a premium for them. If Doyles was young than his current 27 years of age then I am sure we would be paying more for him but at 27, Doyle has enough experience to add to our squad which is what we need.
What are your thoughts about Kevin Doyle and him potentially joining Arsenal?