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Arsene Wenger plots to bring Valencia man to the Emirates Stadium.
Italian source Calcio24 believe that Arsenal are planning a move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado as Arsene Wenger look to boost his attacking options.
Former Real Madrid man Soldado has been a big success at the Mestalla since his move to Valencia in the summer of 2010 and now the Spanish international is a regular in the national team set-up, forging ahead of Chelsea’s misfiring front man Fernando Torres.
Soldado has scored a very impressive 50 goals from 85 appearances over the past 18 months and could well be seen by Wenger as the man who can help share the goal-scoring load with Gunners skipper Robin Van Persie, a job that Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho have failed to adequately accomplish.
There has been talk of a move for Koln attacker Lukas Podolski but the German international is yet to complete a move to the North London club and could well be considered as a wide option by Wenger, a position the 26 year old plies his trade in for his national team.
Wenger will be looking to beef up his Arsenal squad this summer as he looks to end a seven year silverware drought. A recent run of good form has put the Gunners back in pole position to secure 3rd spot and a Champions League spot and that could well help in the pursuit of top notch talent this summer.