Arsenal Plan Surprise Move For £11,000-A-Week Striker – Not Benzema

Several media outlets in the UK have chipped in with reports that Arsenal are weighing a move for Manchester City striker, Edin Dzeko.

Dzeko is also a reported target for Italian club AS Roma, but the club have so far failed to find an agreement with Man City. Metro is now reporting Arsenal are eyeing a shock deal to sign the lanky striker, who is thought to be keen to stay in the Premier League.

Arsenal are in need of firepower in their attack, and Arsene Wenger knows that more than anyone else. The Gunners boss does not want his team to keep relying on Olivier Giroud as the club’s only striker, with Danny Welbeck susceptible to injury.

The Emirates club have been linked to Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, and with talks with these two seeing to be something of an impasse, the club has turned attention to Dzeko.

The Bosnian has struggled to hold down a starting place in the team due to Sergio Aguero’s brilliance. With the arrival of Raheem Sterling and the likely addition of Kevin De Bruyne, Dzeko’s situation will likely not improve.

Arsenal recently lost out on a midfield target – Juventus Arturo Vidal, who has joined Bayern Munich on a five-year deal as a replacement for new Manchester United player, Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Petr Cech, however, remains the north London club’s major addition so far, having joined from Premier League champions, Chelsea for a reported £10.9 million.

The need to bring in more reinforcement is therefore paramount to the 2014-15 FA Cup champions, as they look to make a genuine push for the Premier League title, and if possible the seemingly elusive Champions League crown.

Should Arsenal sign Dzeko, Wenger may opt for a 4-4-2 formation, in order to be able to play both Olivier Giroud and the 29-year old former Wolfsburg ace together.