Arsenal are prepared to add Dinamo Moscow forward Aleksandr Kokorin to their striking options to join Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, with an offer of £7m set to be lodged for the striker when the transfer window reopens in January, The Sun understand.
The north London club were linked with several top notch strikers in the summer, with Kokorin one of them as Arsenal wanted to sign him on loan during that period, as per the report.
The Dinamo Moscow number nine has scored four goals in eight appearances this season in all competitions, and would provide the Gunners added depth in attack alongside Walcott and Giroud.
The Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger was heavily criticised for his failure to land a striker during the summer, with Olivier Giroud – who is the only out-and-out striker in the first team at the moment – misfiring and Danny Welbeck injured until 2016.
But there have been some improvements in the Gunners’ attack, with Wenger bringing in Walcott in the centre-forward position. However, whether that would suffice for Arsenal in the long run remains to be seen, but it is claimed that Kokorin is on Arsenal’s wanted list.
Arsenal failed to bring in a single outfield player during the summer, with only Petr Cech arriving to take over the number spot between the sticks for Wenger’s side.
The north Londoners face Bayern Munich is a must-win Champions League encounter later today, having lost their two opening games in the competition to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos. Anything apart from a win for the Gunners could throw them out of the competition in the group stage.