Wenger Keen to Bring Striker Before Deadline, Arsenal Have Met Asking Price for Barcelona Target

As the transfer window nears deadline day, Arsenal is being linked with various strikers Arsene Wenger might find decent enough to buy. With no further developments on Javier Hernandez, it seems Arsenal might make a move for Celta Vigo’s striker, Nolito.

The 29-year-old has scored eight goals in 15 appearances in La Liga for Celta Vigo and has made five assists. He had also caught Barcelona’s attention and the Catalans wanted him as a back-up support for Suarez, Neymar and Messi, but they seem to have changed their minds.

It is reported that Barcelona are not prepared spend high amount of cash on Nolito. Since, Barcelona is out of the race, it can now be easier for the Gunners to sign the striker.

Arsenal are set to let go their full-back, Mathieu Debuchy, to Sunderland. The Black Cats have made a move for him after Aston Villa took a step backwards in signing the player on loan.

The Gunners failed to score a single goal against Chelsea last week, and substituting Olivier Giroud didn’t help matters at all. The club is in need of a back-up striker, and even though Wenger claims the return of Danny Welbeck will strengthen their attacking line-up, it seems unlikely. There is better talent available in the market.

Javier Hernandez is one option but Wenger has never really actively pursued to sign the player. The reasons are beyond logical understanding. Despite spending most of the time on the bench, Hernandez still has the skills and the talent to be the main man up-front.

It can be assumed that the chase for Borussia Dortmund’s striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, would come to a halt after the striker stated he has no desire to join Arsenal in the current transfer window, but that is not the case. The Gabon international is still being linked with Arsenal due to their never ending problems in front of goal.

According to Daily Star, Arsenal is prepared to break their tradition of spending big in a transfer market and bid around £76 million for the striker. However, the chief executive of Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke has outright shunned any possibility of the Aubameyang leaving the club. Talking to Bild, he said, ‘Even if such an offer would come in, that would be irrelevant for us. We are simply not selling Auba.’