Having watched Bendtner playing for Arsenal on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea, it was clear to see that the Gunners need another striker to complement Giroud. Bendtner clearly is not capable of stepping in for Giroud if the French striker gets injured or is out of form.
Which means that Arsene Wenger has to go into the transfer market in January and bring in another striker if we are serious about wanting to win the league and Champions League.
The Daily Star is reporting today that Arsenal are linked with a move for 23-year-old Yoichiro Kakitani.
Sources in Italy claim the Arsenal will face a battle with Inter Milan, who are also interested in the striker, for his signature. Kakitani has scored 17 goals already this season for his current club Cerezo Osaka in the J-League. His domestic form has also resulted in him firing for the national side with three goals in five appearances. These are clearly the statistics of a striker in form which is what is needed at Arsenal.
Just have a look at the video below to see what Kakitani is capable of:
There may be question marks about if he would be able to adjust to the Premier League as we have seen in the past, many strikers have been able to score plenty of goals in other leagues across the world but when they arrive in England they struggle.
Wenger is known for taking gambles on young players whom very few people know about and this could be another one of those surprise moves that works out well for the Arsenal boss.
Fans have been calling for a big name striker signing to arrive in January like Suarez or Benzema, but maybe going the route of a young striker who will not have a lot of pressure on his shoulders to succeed straight away is what we need.