Time is running out for Arsenal to bring in a world class striker, and the north London club are now working day and night to finally sign at least one.
Boss Arsene Wenger knows he will be unable to win the Premier League title – which has eluded Arsenal for a decade – this season, if he does not sign the top notch forward who can propel the team to glory.
While the Gunners are working relentlessly to sign this striker, Wenger, who is famed for recruiting youngsters with brilliant potentials, has brought in 15-year old forward Harry Clarke from Ipswich, as per reports.
Clarke caught the eyes of the Arsenal youth scout after scoring a stupendous goal against Millwall last year. He has also scored for the Gunners Under-15 against Bournemouth too. The Express claim Arsenal have forked out $154,000 for the teenager’s services.
The deal for Clarke follows the loan move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who joined the Tractor Boys during the summer from Arsenal and have already impressed boss Mick McCarthy.
Meanwhile, Wenger still have to focus on bringing in a quality forward to the Gunners’ first-team, with an average Olivier Giroud leading the line. Many have claimed Arsenal will go nowhere with the former Montpellier striker as the first-choice, hence, the need to sign a front-man better than Giroud and the injury-susceptible Danny Welbeck is paramount.
Arsenal have been drawn in a Champions League group consisting of Bayern Munich, Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb, and if they want to progress and go even further to win the European title, they have to buy a potent striker.
Reports have it that Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani has been pinpointed and a deal could be completed this week, after Karim Benzema has apparently snubbed the Gunners.