It is no secret that Arsenal are looking for a new striker to sign in the January transfer window. Even before Theo Walcott’s knee injury which rules him out for the rest of the season, Arsene Wenger was still short of striking options.
With Walcott now being ruled out, the pressure is on to find another striker or two who can help Arsenal continue their push for the Premier League title.
Olivier Giroud has been holding up the line well by himself but a combination of fatigue, injuries and dip in form have not helped the Frenchman and he needs some help urgently.
As you can imagine, Arsenal have been linked with a lot of names of top strikers across the world but we have identified five strikers that have been linked with moves to Arsenal but are very unlikely to join this January transfer window.
1) Karim Benzema
The Real Madrid striker has been linked with a move to Arsenal since last summer. He would fit perfectly into Arsenal’s style of play and he is a very good striker on his day. As much as many fans would love to see Benzema join the Gunners in January, it is highly unlikely that Madrid will be willing to sell their main striker now.
Real are trying to win La Liga and the Champions League and even though they have Ronaldo and Bale, they still need a number nine striker to play which is Benzema. Ancelotti may not be a big fan of Benzema but that is his only option right now. If Madrid do sign a new striker as expected in the summer, then maybe Benzema could make the move to the Emirates.