Arsenal’s proposed move for Jamie Vardy seems to have taken a back seat as the English striker weights up the possibility of a move to the Emirates.
Vardy finished the league’s second top scorer, and helped his Leicester side win the most unlikely of Premier League titles last season, and his form has attracted host of clubs interested in securing the former non-league striker’s signature.
In one of the most memorable moments of the Premier League era, Vardy also broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive games, as he notched 11 in 11 – the last of which coming against non other than Manchester United.
However, it is proving more difficult than initially thought to lure the Foxes talisman away from the King Power Stadium, and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is surprised that Vardy has chosen to take time to weigh up his options. “He’s 29. You have Arsenal coming for you and you’re telling them ‘I’m going to think about it’?” Henry told BBC radio 5 live.
Henry also added: “He had an amazing season, don’t get me wrong. That will go down in the history of the game. But I have a question mark about whether he can play in the last third when another team is sitting deep.”
It seems Henry believes there could be better options out there for the Gunner’s, and he may be right. If the proposed move for the England international falls through, here are five other striker’s Arsenal could go in for this summer, and they might just make Thierry a happy man …..
At only 21, Janssen has had a phenomenal season in the Eredivisie, scoring 27 goals in 34 games for John van den Brom’s side.
He is big, tall, powerful and has an adhering ability to be in the right place at the right time – a perfect signing to add strength and aggression to a tiki-taka Arsenal front line.
Chronic loan star Baston once again gave a great account of himself while at La Liga surprise package Eibar this season.
The Spaniard scored 19 goals in all competitions, which follows his also impressive total of 22 in the previous season while on loan at Zaragoza.
If Atletico Madrid don’t want him back, Arsenal could swoop in and steal him – even if only for the year.
The chase for the characteristic Swede is still on.
Although two weeks ago it seemed all but certain that Zlatan would be joining his former manager Jose Mourinho at new club Manchester United, the PSG forward has failed to elaborate any further on his future.
The door is still open for one the best strikers in world football.
Out of sorts at Chelsea, it seems Loic Remy is headed for the Stamford Bridge exit this summer.
Having had few opportunities to impress for the Blue’s, Remy has failed to replicate the goalscoring form he produced for both Newcastle and QPR.
The frenchman however is a real diamond in the rough, as his pace and technical ability means he is more than capable of finding the back of the net if given the chance to do so.
Another superstar of world football, Arsenal would have to break the bank for securing Higuain’s coveted services.
The Argentine is in the form of his life having broken the Serie A goalscoring record with Napoli last season and is still on to guide Argentina to Copa America glory this summer.
As clinical as they come, Higuain could be the finisher the Gunner’s have craved over the past decade.