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Arsenal Plan Move to Bring In Talented Spanish Strike Partner for Robin Van Persie

by The Newshound

Roberto Soldado

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.

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