Can Arsenal accommodate two big, powerful strikers in the squad? We might be able to find out, if Arsene Wenger reacts to the words of Christian Benteke. The Aston Villa and Belgium forward has hinted that he could leave his current club and has previously stated that his `dream` was to play for Arsenal.
He said, “If Aston Villa say I must stay, I won’t necessarily accept that.”
You could say that Olivier Giroud is not the typical Arsenal striker, at least under Arsene Wenger, but the manager seems to be very happy with the contribution Giroud has made this season and I’m sure he has looked on with admiration at the job Benteke has done for Paul Lambert at Villa.
Obviously, Villa want to keep hold of their young star, but that may not be possible if a club like Arsenal knock on the door. Wenger has been stung before when bringing in young players with potential or players who have done well in other countries, but Benteke has proved that he can mix it with the best in the Premier League.
The problem is, I doubt that Arsenal will be the only team interested, but hopefully the fact that he supported Arsenal when growing up could give us an advantage.