Gunners placing bid on talented Belgium striker to strengthen squad, player leaving club in winter

The Gunners trail current Premier League leaders, Leicester City by two points. With January transfer window just round the corner, Arsene Wenger might look in the market to strengthen the attacking front. The club has been linked to multiple strikers and midfielders for a possible move to the Emirates, and Michy Batshuayi, is one of the possible transfer buys for them.

The 22 year old plays for French Ligue club, Marseille. He has made 18 appearances in the domestic league and so far has 11 goals and 5 assists to his name. The Belgium international has a keen eye for goal and lethal finishing skills. He has been compared to Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku but is deemed more quick in moving around the pitch. With Giroud often missing out on crucial goals, Batshuayi’s shooting skills might make up for Giroud’s shortcomings.

Even though the Frenchman is currently in-form and playing well for the Gunners, and Theo Walcott has also returned, there are always chances of unexpected injuries which creates unnecessary pressure on the available striker. An added available striker option is exactly what Arsenal needs to strengthen squad.

Whether Arsene Wenger spill cash over a striker in January market is yet to be seen. With recent praise for Giroud, and his recent performances, Wenger might go the other way and refuse to add an attacking option from the market. This has been witnessed in past seasons, with the manager stating that the right choice wasn’t available.

The transfer window doesn’t open until 15 more days, by that time Arsenal would have played Manchester City, Southampton and Bournemouth. The Gunners will travel to Etihad with Walcott, Giroud and Joel Campbell as forward options. Santi Cazorla is still out but Alexis Sanchez might be ready to make a surprise return against Manchester City. There is no news about Danny Welbeck’s return but he is expected to make a comeback early February.

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