Arsenal Edge Closer to Ideal £12m Striking Solution

Emirates Stadium side looking to boost their toothless attack identify perhaps the most realistic and effective option. He is probably available in January too.

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German media believe Arsenal are among a group of sides ready to make a January move to sign Fernando Llorente this January.

This source states that Athletic Bilbao are ready to accept offers of around €15m (£12m) for the 27 year old forward, a price that seems more than reasonable for a player of Llorente’s experience and ability. Clearly the La Liga side have seen the forward’s value diminish as he enters the final year of his contract and Arsenal would do well to make an offer to land the Spanish international.

Arsenal have struggled for goals this season, drawing blanks against Sunderland, Stoke City and Norwich City and having to thank a late winner to take care of ten man QPR. Olivier Giroud has struggled to adapt to life in the English top tier, netting just one goal in nine Premier League encounters.

Lukas Podolski and Gervinho are plying their trade in wide attacking roles and therefore Wenger doesn’t have a great many alternatives, especially as Marouane Chamakh is seemingly ‘surplus to requirements’ at the club.

Llorente has scored goals consistently throughout his Athletic Bilbao career and last term he produced a season best goal tally of 29 and would surely be a very wise option to consider.

This source reports that Bayern Munich and Juventus are also interested.

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