Arsene Wenger refused to buy extensively during the summer, bringing only Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to the Emirates Stadium, but has already dipped into the market in January. On Thursday, the Gunners confirmed the signing of FC Basel’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny [as per the club’s official website].
Indeed, the arrival of Elneny could spark an exciting year of transfers for Arsenal fans, with the Mirror noting that Arsenal want a ‘top quality striker’, and that Wenger is already considering two options, although the report is unclear whether the French coach is planning to make a move in January or will wait until the summer..
The Mirror identifies Watford’s Nigerian hitman Ighalo and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the two players on the Gunners’ ‘radar’.
The pair are both coming off the back of sensational years in front of goal, and either man would surely be a major asset for the north London giants’ attack.
Ighalo fired Watford to the Premier League and has taken to the top flight like a duck to water, already having managed 13 goals in 21 appearances for the Hornets so far this season.
Aubameyang—who was recently named as Caf’s African Footballer of the Year for 2015 [BBC Sport]—can boast of even more impressive numbers. The Gabon international has already scored 18 goals in 17 Bundesliga outings so far this season and he could be a lethal prospect to lead the line for the Gunners.
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