Many strikers have been linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window, from the likes of Suarez, Benzema, Benteke, Llorente and Ba. But today, a new name has emerged, that of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
The Mirror is reporting that Arsenal could be set to make a move for Dzeko in January as the 27-year old striker is apparently unhappy with getting little game time at Manchester City under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Aguero and Negredo seem to be the preferred strikers at City right now thus Dzeko could be seeking a move away to join a club where he would play more.
At Arsenal he would certainly get a lot of opportunities as we only have one striker in Olivier Giroud and he can not continue to soldier on by himself for the rest of the season.
Dzeko would be a perfect fit for Arsenal as he has the same physical attributes as Giroud and boasts an even better finish than our current French striker.
The problem may lie with City as they may not be willing to sell one of their better players to a rival team but if Dzeko really wants to force a move away, I am sure City will not stand in his way. With Dzeko’s Bosnia & Herzegovina appearing for the first time at a World Cup in Brazil next year, Dzeko would really want as much game time as possible leading into the tournament.
Arsene Wenger has a lot of thinking and negotiating to do this January as it is clear we need to sign another striker o maintain our run in the league and Champions League. Funds are available to Wenger to spend but as he always says, he has to make sure he gets a good deal and will not just splash the cash for nothing.