Emirates Stadium boss looks to improve his striking options after seeing his front-line fail to make an impact this season.
Arsene Wenger will step up his pursuit of fresh attacking options as soon as the January transfer window opens and will look to lure Man City striker Edin Dzeko to the Emirates Stadium to help boost his threadbare strike-force.
The Gunners boss is ready to offer contract rebel Theo Walcott, who is in the final year of his current deal, in a part exchange deal for the Bosnian forward who is seemingly not considered a first choice starter by boss Roberto Mancini.
Dzeko is Man City’s Premier League top scorer despite starting just three of the club’s ten top tier fixtures and it’s a situation that will surely be denting the former Wolfsburg forward’s confidence and the chance of a new challenge could well tempt the towering marksman.
Though Man City remain unbeaten in Premier League action this season there is a great deal of pressure on Mancini to get his side simmering again after a some what stop start time of it. The title holders have collected three draws from their last seven fixtures and have begun their Champions League campaign very poorly indeed.
Mancini may well feel that Walcott could offer his attack a more direct angle that could help to break down stubborn defences and though the 23 year old England man has been frozen out of the Arsenal first team the young attacker is very much in-form, scoring seven goals already this season.
Wenger has of course has extensive transfer dealings with the Etihad Stadium outfit and having sold Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor to Man City in recent seasons the French boss may feel he has a decent shot at luring Dzeko in the other direction.
Man City spent £27m on Dzeko a little over 18 months ago and would demand a similar fee from Arsenal and therefore the addition of Walcott into the bargain would seem more palatable to a Gunners board who are not known for so freely spending large sums on additions.
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