Arsene Wenger can feel how close his side are to their first league title in over a decade, but the longest serving manager in the country needs to make sure he takes advantage of the January transfer window to help his squad push on in the second half of the season.
With the Champions League and FA Cup resuming soon, the Gunners will need extra depth to support Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi would be a brilliant addition to Wenger’s squad. Whilst Alexis, Welbeck and others have all suffered regular injuries, Giroud has managed to carry a huge work load.
However, any injury to the France international would be hugely damaging to Arsenal’s season.
The Gunners will still hold faint hopes of winning multiple trophies this season and a secondary number 9 will be a necessity if they are to manage anything other than a disappointing start to 2016.
Here are FIVE reasons that Michy Batshuayi would be the perfect addition…
Big Giroud has been worked into the ground by Wenger once more and the Frenchman must be running at risk of injury again.
Batshuayi would help to share the workload with Giroud and could help keep both of the stars fresh.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is yet to develop into the player that many expected him to be by now and Theo Walcott, despite recently celebrating his 10 year anniversary since signing, has still be quite a let down for the Gunners.
Walcott has never been a reliable option as a lone striker and has too many barren periods, as he has this season, to be considered a proper foil for Giroud.
Whether it was as a result of some evil curse from Alex Ferguson or not, Danny Welbeck has clearly taken on some sort of injury curse since his arrival at Arsenal and it has left Wenger very short of striking options.
Batshuayi is a more reliable goal scorer and more natural centre forward than Welbeck and would be a great addition.
Going into the new year with the prospect of a treble, Arsenal need to have strength in depth throughout the squad to compete on all three fronts.
Batshuayi could help Giroud by slotting in for some of the easier league games whilst the Frenchman stays fit for the CL.
Continuing to prove himself as a brilliant goal scorer around Europe, the Belgian striker is averaging better than a goal every 2 games once more.
14 goals already this season proves that Batshuayi would not be another Bendtner or Park.