Arsenal Target £13m German Kiessling: Good Player, But Is He Needed?

Giant Bundesliga striker on Emirates Radar.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling is interesting Arsenal, as well as several other high-profile European outfits, according to the player’s agent.
The 25-year-old 6ft 3in front-man has netted 33 league goals in 101 appearances since arriving from Nuremberg in 2006.
And the forward, who has won two caps for Germany to date, is currently the leading scorer in the Bundesliga this season with six goals, firing Leverkusen to top spot on goal difference.
As a result, reports have surfaced linking him with a move to pastures new during the winter transfer window.
And the player’s representitive, Ali Bulut, has confirmed that Arsenal, as well as Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Juventus are all monitoring his progress.
“He is becoming a big player and things are working for him at the moment,” he told
“He is a very similar player to Rudi Voller with a bit of Oliver Bierhoff. Six or seven big clubs have been in contact including England and Spain’s top clubs, plus Bayern Munich.
“For four years Arsenal tried to loan Kiessling from Nuremburg, but it wasn’t possible. Now, and in the future it might be possible.
“Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Milan are the clubs that have shown an interest. I think it is likely he will spend another year in Germany, but he wants to move to a big club, and after that I don’t know.” (Four Four Two)

Whilst by no means a typical ‘Wenger-style’ player, Stefan Kiessling is far more adept than his towering frame would suggest. He is a very effective forward who would work well with a speedy instinctive striker such as an Eduardo but the German international could also act well as the lone frontman if needed.

With the likes of the Cro-zillian, RVP and Nicklas Bendtner to call upon and with the likes of Carlos Vela and Sanchez Watt on the bench it may seem a little unnecessary to bring in another forward. Considering the club has managed with the loss of irritant Adebayor, scoring 24 goals in seven Premier League games this season, it would seem a back up centre back may be more of a pressing hole to fill.

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