Friday, 6 September 2013

Arsenal will monitor Liverpool's Luis Suarez as they plot January transfer of A-list striker


Deadline-day swoop for Ozil thrilled fans but fact remains Olivier Giroud is the Gunners' only proven, traditional centre-forward

Luiz Suarez
Arsene Wenger will be given the green light to make another "mega signing" in January.
Arsenal boss Wenger splashed out £42million on Mesut Ozil on the summer window's deadline day earlier this week, and club chiefs are now ready to bankroll the mid-season capture of a top striker.
Mirror Sport understands the Gunners will back their manager to go after whoever he wants in January, and that there is still a determination to bring in a proven centre-forward.
Wenger got Ozil over the line by convincing the Real Madrid playmaker of his vision for the north Londoners - which includes buying more A-List stars.
Arsenal tried for but failed to land Liverpool's Luis Suarez in the summer, and they will keep tabs on his situation to see whether there is any softening in the Kop's stance of not selling their Uruguayan star to a club they see as a rival for a top-four finish.
Wenger tried for a stop-gap loan deal for Chelsea's Demba Ba on deadline day, but it now seems more likely the Gunners will go for a longer-term option.
They are prepared to wait until next summer if that is what it takes, but there could be a more urgent need to bring in a new striker as Olivier Giroud is the only proven, traditional centre-forward at the club.
Youngster Yaya Sanogo is yet to start a game for the club, Theo Walcott has impressed on the wing and Lukas Podolski is out for three months with a serious hamstring injury.
Youngster Chuba Akpom, 18, may get the nod in the Capital One Cup.
It does mean Arsenal are short of options, but there is still serious cash to spend to remedy that thanks to lucrative sponsorship deals with Emirates and Puma.

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