The Mirror is reporting that Arsenal are ready to hijack Chelsea’s attempt to sign Anderlecht striker, Roman Lukaku, who is just 18-years-old. The striker is valued at around £17.5million and it is understood that Chelsea are on the verge of signing him but Arsenal could come in with a late bid to tempt Lukaku to join us.
It makes more sense for Lukaku to join Arsenal than Chelsea as he would not get much game time at Chelsea. He would be behind Drogba, Torres and Anelka in the striker pecking order.
Do you think that Arsenal should spend so much money on an 18-year-old striker? I can not see Wenger spending so much money on a single player but times are changing now and it is gamble signings like this that we have to make if we are to compete with the other top clubs whom are spending millions this summer.