Arsenal turn to 21-goal striker after failed attempts to sign Man United target

Arsenal have turned their attentions to Atletico Madrid’s Mario Mandzukic after it is believed that are unable to sign Edinson Cavani, who is also linked with a switch to Manchester United, Express reports.

Although the 28-year-old striker only recently joined the Spanish side, Arsene Wenger is trying to reinforce his squad due to the fact that he is likely to lose a few attackers this month.

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Lukas Podolski has already completed his loan move to Serie A side Inter Milan while Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo are tipped to also be on their way out.

The Gunners were said to be in pole position to sign Paris Saint-Germain during this month’s transfer window, but with the move looking unlikely, they are still keen on bringing in an all out striker to compete with Olivier Giroud.

Wenger may have a huge selection of attacking players, but with new signing Danny Welbeck being moved to the left and Sanogo likely to leave, the Frenchman is once again the only one capable of playing the solo role up top.