The days where Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and even Ian Wright were banging in the goals for the Gunners are long gone now.
Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor left in recent years and have left Arsenal with Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and the exciting, young talent that is Alex Iwobi. The Arsenal forwards are not scoring enough to make the Londoners a title-winning team.
Interestingly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available this summer with his contract at PSG expiring soon, but it is looking increasingly unlikely that the Gunners will sign him – and that may not be a bad thing considering his age and the controversy that comes with the giant Swede!
Here I look at FIVE strikers who are perhaps better options for Arsene Wenger instead…
However unlikely this signing is, it is one that would completely change Arsenal.
Lewandowski is one of the greatest strikers on the planet and is far more clinical than the forwards that Arsenal have at the moment. The Pole would guarantee at least 25 goals per season providing he could stay injury-free, so Arsenal fans will be hoping that Wenger will be bidding a bit more than £40million and £1.
Aubameyang has had a tremendous season at Dortmund.
The pacey striker is always looking for goals and almost always scoring them. The Gabon-born ace is only 26 and has plenty of years ahead of him. He has scored an incredible 25 goals in just 30 games in the Bundesliga this season – that’s a record that no Arsenal striker can even claim to be close to. He also grabbed 11 goals in 14 appearances in the Europa League this season scoring goals at Anfield and White Hart Lane.
Gonzalo Higuain was heavily linked with Arsenal in the summer of 2013, but the deal fell through before the Argentine joined Napoli.
Higuain is a great poacher and is extremely passionate. The exciting forward is only 28 years old and would definitely be a great option up front for Arsenal. He has experience in two of the world’s best leagues and after scoring a hatful of goals for Real Madrid, there would be no stopping him at the Emirates.
Romelu Lukaku has been tearing the Premier League apart for years.
At only 22, the Belgian has played for West Brom, Everton and Chelsea and has always been a threat. He is one of just three players to be born after the Premier League’s debut season to score a Premier League hat-trick, along with Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane – who are two players Arsenal are very unlikely to sign! Lukaku is lethal in the air and very quick, two qualities needed in the Premier league nowadays.
With Alvaro Morata seemingly on his way back to Real Madrid, my last man for Arsene Wenger to consider is Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman has scored 18 goals for Lyon this season and is another great attacking option. Like the others, Lacazette is very quick, agile and can score with either foot. Considering Arsenal’s lack of quality in front of goal, it is vital that they sign a man who can lead the Gunners to glory in the years to come and at the age of just 24, Lacazette could be the perfect man for Wenger.