Emirates Stadium boss keen on Valencia goal machine.
Arsenal will look to add to their striking options with a summer move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. Arsene Wenger is keen to beef up his attacking options as he looks to bring in a proven finisher to help share the goal scoring burden that is currently being carried by captain Robin Van Persie.
The 26 year old Spanish international has been in excellent form at the Mestalla and is now in the form of his life after a shaky period at the Bernabeu threatened to derail his career. The Valencia born striker is enjoying life with his hometown club, netting 38 goals in 61 appearances since his move in June 2010 from Getafe.
Wenger brought in Ivory Coast international Gervinho and South Korean Park Chu-Young but neither has proven effective support for Van Persie and as a result the Frenchman has opted to play his captain up front on his own.
It is likely that two further attacking options, Carlos Vela and Nicklas Bendtner, currently out on loan to Real Sociedad and Sunderland respectively, will be offloaded in the summer leaving further need for new striking alternatives.
Arsene Wenger has sent scouts to monitor Soldado and reports back to the Gunners boss has been glowing and the success of a potential bid for the La Liga striker may be assisted if Arsenal secure a top four finish and even more so if Valencia fail to secure a spot in the Champions League for next term.
Valencia may be compelled to consider offers for Soldado as once again Unai Emery’s side find themselves in financial difficulties and having sold the likes of Raul Albiol, David Silva and David Villa in recent seasons there is a distinct possibility that another top performer could leave the Mestalla.