Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he’ll be looking to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.
However the Arsenal boss, who is without Robin Van Persie and shorter-term injury worry Nicklas Bendtner, says he won’t be held to ransom.
Robin Van Persie may miss the rest of the season
With Van Persie on the sidelines for the next 5 months, names that have already been linked with a move to London include Bordeaux’s Marouane Chamakh and Italy Under-21 star Mario Balotelli.
Commenting on the decision to hunt a new signing Wenger said:
We will be out on the market that is for sure – however, we will only make a decision if it suits us.
Van Persie – who has netted eight times in 11 matches this season – underwent surgery to reconstruct his ankle ligaments following an injury sustained in action for the Netherlands on 14th November.
Meanwhile Bendtner, who hasn’t played for the last 3 weeks, is hoping to return to action within a fortnight.
I hope they can pick up balotelli. hes the best young striker right now and would be an incredible signing
They better get Chamakh, then they’ll have 2 French-Moroccans making them an even better team
Let’s hope Chamakh takes position once and for all and stops being Bordeaux’s pawn. The player chooses the club not the opposite. Can’t believe how misguided certain players are … Don’t they have agents that defend their interests ??
I just hope Van Persie is able to play again. I was going to get him on my shirt and he was injured the next day. shame
Van Persie is the best striker right now. he is extremely important to arsenalll