The Arsenal manager’s chase for a top striker continues, and even though he supposedly managed to transfer German striker Lukas Podolski, he’s looking for somebody he could use in the centre in front of goal rather than on the wings.
So far Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud seems the most likely target, with the French striker a clear favorite of Wenger’s. He’s this season’s top scorer in France, and he also impressed at the national team level so he would surely be able to help Arsenal in their trophy chase even though he’s unlikely to reach Henry’s potential.
Schalke’s Klaas Jan Huntelaar was also intensely linked with Arsenal given the contract situation of the Dutch striker and his relationship with his fellow Dutchman Robin Van Persie with whom he’s always pairing up in front for the “Oranges” side.
Now it seems that Wenger is ready to add another name on his possible shortlist as rumours point that the Gunners are trying to lure Dortmund’s Lewandowski to the Emirates. The 23-year-old Pole could be persuaded by his national team colleagues Fabianski and Szczesny to join the London side, and his rumoured transfer fee of £15 million wouldn’t make Wenger shy away from the deal.